Library Collections and Technology


The Law Library collection supports all types of legal research from scholarly to practical to recreational. The print collection exceeds 300,000 volumes, but current collection development favors electronic format.

The Collection includes: 

  • Cases—U.S. Supreme Court and California courts in print and electronic formats; historical print and current electronic for all U.S. jurisdictions
  • Statutes—Annotated federal and California codes and session laws in print; online annotated codes and session laws for all U.S. jurisdictions
  • Regulations & Administrative Decisions—Federal and California codes of regulations and administrative decisions in print and electronic formats; online regulations and administrative decisions for all U.S. jurisdictions
  • California Treatises & Practice Guides—A rich collection on California law with multiple works in most practice areas in both print and electronic format
  • Other Treatises & Legal Periodicals—Selected national treatises and legal periodical back files in print; broad selection of treatises and legal periodicals online
  • Treaties & International Law—Historical treaties in print; all treaties online; decisions of international organizations in print and online
  • Foreign Law – Selected primary and secondary materials especially from the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada; historical print and current online
  • Scholarly Legal Monographs—Extensive historical collection with current growth continuing in both print and electronic formats
  • Study Guides—Popular student study guide series such as Examples & Explanations, Q & A, Understanding and Glannon Guides in curricular subjects
  • Non-legal Books & Periodicals—Mainly electronic format titles on economics, education, history, political science, sociology, psychology, public policy and other areas for interdisciplinary research
  • Popular Videos with Legal Themes
  • Recent Acquisitions

Library Technology

Wireless internet access is available throughout the campus, including the Library, classrooms, Tea Room, lounges, and key outdoor areas.  Print jobs can be sent from laptops through the wireless network to printers in the Library or the study area in the Westmoreland Building (on the second floor). There are two copy machines on the first floor of the Library. The Computer Lab on the Library's first floor houses 32 computers, and a printer and scanner for student use. 

Students have access to a broad array of online information resources through the library, including Lexis+, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law,  and CEB Onlaw.  The Library Staff distribute Lexis+ and Westlaw passwords to new students when classes begin during LAWS Week. Off-campus access to most databases is available with authentication through a proxy server.