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

This guide is intended to answer questions and provide e-resources during the COVID-19 closure. For further questions, find our contact information below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Rains Library open? The library building is currently closed. Many of its collections and services are accessible online, including research help.  

What resources are available to me remotely during the library's closure?

  • Online Study Aids: Visit the guides below for access to a variety of digital study aids.
  • Databases: The library offers a wide host of electronic databases so you can access a wealth of legal information from any location.

Is scanning available? Not at this time. There will be no library staff in the building to fulfill scanning requests. 

How can I get access to course reserves? Print materials, including course reserves, will be unavailable during the fall semester. Some course reserves are available electronically: Fall 2020 Course Reserves

Do I need to return my print books? Yes, materials checked out previous to our closure may be returned to the library via postal mail or dropped off in a return bin near the Security office on campus. Please email for questions about renewals.

How can I get access to non-law databases through LMU? If you need access to a non-law e-resource (such as a database or ebook), just go to and when prompted, enter your LLS username and password to log in. Please email us if you have any questions.

Digital Resources

  • CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) for supplementary class materials, including a full list of lessons.
    • The student authorization code is: LOYLLAstu115
  • RIA Checkpoint: LLS students who need to access RIA Checkpoint should email Suzie Shatarevyan at for specific instructions and more information.
Additional Resources

COVID-19 Updates

For updated information on COVID-19 and LLS, please visit the LLS and LMU Together websites:

Need help? Contact us!

For reference/research help and questions about Rains Library resources, please email

  • To set up a virtual appointment with a reference librarian, visit this link.

For questions about circulating items, please email 

We are committed to 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.