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Accessing Rains Library Resources Remotely During COVID-19 Campus Closure: Home

As part of guidelines issued by the City of Los Angeles, the Rains Library building is currently closed. This guide sets forth e-resources you can use to keep up to speed in the meantime.

Need help? Contact us!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

  • For reference/research help, please email reference@lls.edu.
    • To set up a virtual appointment with a reference librarian, visit this link.
  • If you have questions about circulating items, please email circdesk@lls.edu

During this time, you have access to a number of special resources:

  • Online study aids (!) 
    • You can now access some of your favorite study aids through Rains Library. Please scroll down to follow the instructions below in the "Study Aids Online" section on the bottom right.
    • Examples of available series: Understanding, Questions & Answers, etc...

You also have the same exemplary legal databases as normal:

However, no scanning is available. Please note that there will be no library staff in the building to fulfill scanning requests. We regret we are unable to provide scans of any materials during this time.   

No course reserves in print. No print library materials, including course reserves, can be accessed during the fall semester. 

Do I need to return my print books? Are they overdue? Nope! No worries, you don't have to return your library books until the library re-opens.  Items may be returned to the library via postal mail or dropped off in a return bin near the Security office on campus. 

I am staying at home but need access to non-law databases through LMU. If you need remote access to a resource licensed by the Hannon Library (https://library.lmu.edu/), please send an email to reference@lls.edu. Our library staff will send you a username/password to authenticate.
 

We are happy to help you look for online materials and figure out research strategies. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Digital Resources

  • Rains Library provides access to over 140 Thomson Reuters texts, treatises and aids through ProView (basically West titles in ebook format, primarily Rutter Group titles and key treatises). The full list is available here.

    • For a full list of these publications, click here

Remember that you also have access to a variety of digital resources through Rains Library:

Looking for academic databases through LMU?

Off-campus access to LMU electronic resources

If you need remote access to a resource licensed by the Hannon Library (https://library.lmu.edu/), please send an email to circdesk@lls.edu. Our library staff will send you a username/password to authenticate.

RIA Checkpoint

Looking to access RIA Checkpoint? 
LLS students who need to access RIA Checkpoint should email Suzie Shatarevyan at suzie.shatarevyan@lls.edu for specific instructions and more information.

Other Resources

Looking to stream movies and read books while at home? Los Angeles Public Library has a world-class e-media collection offering FREE access to digital books, music, movies, and more.
Don't have a library card? You can sign up and get an e-card to instantly enjoy digital content. Head over to https://lapl.org/collections-resources/e-media

Do I need to return my library books? Are they overdue?

No worries, you don't have to return your library books until the library re-opens. Items may be returned to the library via postal mail or dropped off in a return bin near the Security office on campus. 

Study Aids Online (free)

Great news from Rains Library: LLS students now have access to study guides online

Here's how to access the study guides: 

  • Loyola Law School Digital Library

    • Provides access to a variety of treatises and study aids, including the Q&A and Understanding series

    • Go to https://lexisdl.com/library/lls and click on the red sign in button.

    • For easy reading offline, you can download the LexisNexis Digital Library app from either the Google Play or the Apple Store.

      • Use library code: LLS

That's it! Let us know if you have problems accessing them after following these steps. 

Need help? Contact us!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

  • For reference/research help, please email reference@lls.edu.
    • To set up a virtual appointment with a reference librarian, visit this link.
  • If you have questions about circulating items, please email circdesk@lls.edu. 

The library offers a wide host of electronic databases so you can access a wealth of legal information from any location. Please visit the Databases page for more info: https://www.lls.edu/library/collections/databases/.

We are committed to helping you and making sure you have the resources you need during this difficult time. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Coronavirus Databases

Westlaw COVID-19 Legal Resources and News 

Provides access to COVID-19 related federal legislation, executive orders, administrative decisions, state legislation, state executive orders, cases, court orders, dockets, briefs, secondary sources and news.
 

Lexis Practice Advisor Coronavirus Research Kit 

This resource kit provides an overview of practical guidance on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) covered in many practice area offerings in Lexis Practice Advisor, including Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets & Corporate Governance, Civil Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Corporate and M&A, Data Security & Privacy, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Finance, Financial Services Regulation, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Life Sciences, Private Equity & Investment Management, Real Estate, Tax, and Trusts & Estates. It will be updated regularly with new content additions. It also contains links to related content about the novel coronavirus.
 

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

This cross-disciplinary database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses, including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
 

Bloomberg Law In Focus: Coronavirus

Provides links to COVID-19 related news, regulations, laws & regulations. Also includes new materials on Leave & Benefits, Protections & Practices, Tax & Payroll Implications, and trackers for court responses, quarantine and public health laws, state employment, and COVID-19 health care legislative and regulatory alerts. 

 

Questions?

For questions about Rains Library resources or legal research, email reference@lls.edu. 

For updated information on COVID-19 and LLS, please visit the LMU website on the issue: https://www.lmu.edu/coronavirus/. Community announcements for LLS can be found at: https://www.lmu.edu/coronavirus/communitymessages/#loyolalaw