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As you transition to summer work or graduation, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw encourage you to continue your learning by using their services for your legal research needs. Read more about the benefits and limits of each service. Summer 2022 Access for Continuing Students Bloomberg Law Continuing Iowa Law students may use their Bloomberg Law account during the summer without restriction, with no additional registration required. Students have access to multiple training resources in the BLAW Skills Center. Lexis Continuing Iowa Law students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school...

The Aspen Learning Library has succeeded the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. You have access to the same great content on a new platform.  The Aspen Learning Library provides access to over 200 study aids, including the ever popular Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Outlines, and other law school success resources. If you’ve downloaded the W-K app and the IPC Reader, please delete them and replace with the appropriate Aspen app found on the Aspen Learning Library app page. Once you’ve...

The wait is over! The Law Library has deployed a self-checkout machine that allows patrons to check books out using their IowaOne card (university ID). Read this article or watch a Video for more information. The machine is located near the couches on the main level. Instructions are located on the touchscreen, so the process is very straightforward. One thing to keep in mind is that each book will set off the alarm at the exit to the library unless you follow the instructions that ask you to place the book in the V and press it all the way forward until you hear a “clunk” ...

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The Law Library staff have been working hard to welcome you safely while meeting your various needs. We’re excited to see you in person and hope you’ll explore our spaces and resources. Please keep in mind that the University of Iowa encourages all visitors to wear masks while in the library, in accordance with current health recommendations. The Law Library is a great shared resource so let’s look at some features: Why is Law School Three Years?Borrowing during a PandemicTechnology Tools - Chargers and...

This summer, the Law Library is hosting a training series for law students and recent graduates geared towards improving your research skills and help you shine in your summer positions and future careers. All sessions will take place over Zoom.  Please reserve a spot through the calendar on our new Law Library Research Instruction ICON site. Before you can reserve a spot, you’ll need to request access to the site. Simply fill out this Qualtrics Survey, providing your email address, and we’ll get you enrolled!    Dates and topics (Tuesday and ...

Summer 2021 Access for Continuing Students and Spring 2021 Graduate Access

The Law Library has a number of study aids available to help students prepare for exams.  West Academic Study Aids online includes outlines, summaries, hornbooks, Legalines, and ExamPro preparation materials. The LexisNexis Digital Library of Online Study Aids includes the Mastering series, the Questions & Answers series, and the Understanding series. The...

A third installment in our Welcome (Back) to the Law Library. In this article we highlight scanning, printing, and study aids, as well as reference service. Tech needs – scanning and printing Given the guidance on limiting shared surfaces, we have removed most of the public computers or keyboards and mice from the machines in the Library. The notable exceptions are limited devices on the 2nd Floor. The Library has two black and white printers and one scanner on the Main level/2nd Floor. Information Technology Services (ITS) is rolling out a tool to remotely release print jobs, but we still have a computer for...

A second installment in our Welcome (Back) to the Law Library. In this article we highlight signage, traffic flows and seating. Signage and traffic flows The Library staff has been busy placing signs to assist students in navigating the Library and its new traffic flow patterns. We understand that the one-way traffic flows will take some getting used to and will be inconvenient. If an area is not...

The Law Library is pleased to be open to current members of the Iowa College of Law Community.  You’ll be seeing new configurations in our physical space and our work procedures...such as checking books out through the protective shields at the front Circulation Desk. As a (re)introduction to the Law Library, be sure to check out our tours of the physical space (7 min. here) and the virtual space (6 min. ...

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