Need an overview of a particular area of law or to clarify a particular legal concept? The law library purchases the following study aid series:
• West Hornbooks
• West Nutshells
• Aspen Examples and Explanations
• Gilbert Law Summaries
• Emanuel Law Outlines
Study aids are located in the Reserve Collection on the 2nd floor of the library behind the Circulation Desk. Selected copies of older editions of study aids are located on the 4th floor for check out. Search the library catalog for specific titles. You may also find our guide to Finding Study Aids helpful.
Study aids are available for two-hour check out and selected “starred” copies can be checked out overnight. Overnight books are available at 3 p.m. and are due the following day at 11 a.m. for day students and 6 p.m. for evening students. On Thursday at 3 p.m. the overnight status converts to weekend so the study aid will not be due until Monday.
Please note that there is no weekend checkout during the exam period – overnight checkout only. Overnight books cannot be renewed. Fines will accrue for late items at the rate of 25 cents per hour for the first four hours and $1 for every hour thereafter. Only one overnight item can be checked out at a time.
The law library is pleased to provide students with this collection. We hope that students will take care to maintain the collection for the benefit of everyone. Remember, study aids are just that: aids to your regular study. They are not a substitute for attending class and reading required material!