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Professional Center Library

Serving the information and research needs of the School of Law

Student Learning

The Professional Center Library is here to support students in their educational endeavors, through our collections, services and staff. Learn more about those resources here, and check out the links to the left for more information.

Study Aids: Did you know the Library collects some popular study aids, including the Sum and Substance audio recordings, Law in a Flash flashcards, and other print outlines? Many of our study aids are housed in the Academic Success Collection on the second floor, and our titles are available for you to examine. These items check out for 7 days at a time, or you can use them in the library. Some high-demand titles are kept on Reserve, at the Circulation Desk, including the Sum and Substance CDs. You may also find older versions of some study aids in the stacks on the Ground floor.

Databases: The Library subscribes to more than 25 databases, almost all of which you can use off campus. Most databases provide full text or even page images of the content you find. Click here for an alphabetical list.

Reserves: The Library allows professors to put material “on reserve” for their classes. This means it is available for a short period of time (usually 4 hours), so that everyone gets a chance to use it. Check out our Reserve Collection here or ask at the Service Desk.

Service Desk: The Service Desk is where you can get reserve materials, old exams, or check out books from our collection. If you have a question or have trouble finding something in the library, ask the staff at Service Desk.

Reference: Did you know you can ask questions at the Service Desk? Trained librarians and upper level students staff the desk to help you make the most of the library’s resources. Even when you do not think you have a “library question,” ask! They can get you pointed in the right direction. Reference staff is available on weekdays and limited hours on weekends.  If you need more research assistance than a single question, feel free to contact any of the Reference Librarians. They are available for appointments throughout the year. They can refresh your memory of research techniques, discuss available sources, or advise you on a research plan.