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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, but we're offering several options (see the Forms @ the Library section below for details) to get you the library materials you need. We recommend searching the LLS and LMU collections first for electronic copies and available, circulating items. Save time and search both library catalogs at once. Reserve and reference materials are unavailable at this time.

In addition, many of our 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.

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids

Is scanning available? Yes! Please fill out and submit the Scan Requests Form with as much information as possible.

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

How can I access past exams? Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Start here, or search by Instructor or Course Name. If there are exams available, they will appear in a list of one or more hyperlinks. 

Step 2. Select an exam from the list. You will be prompted to enter your full name and LLS 7-digit student ID number.

Step 3. The corresponding exam will appear in PDF format - download and read.

NOTE: If there are no past exams available, you will see the following course note: “NO PAST EXAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LIBRARY.”

Do I need to return my print books? Yes, materials received by curbside pickup, mail, or materials checked out previous to our closure may be returned by mail or dropped off in a return bin near the LLS campus entrance. Please email circdesk@lls.edu 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 library.lmu.edu and when prompted, enter your LLS username and password to log in. 

Need help?

For reference/research help and questions about Rains Library resources, please email reference@lls.edu.

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

For questions about the library or library materials, please email circdesk@lls.edu

We are committed to making sure you have the resources you need during this difficult time. Please don't hesitate to contact us!

More Digital Resources

  • CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) for supplementary class materials, including a full list of lessons.
  • 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.
Additional Resources

COVID-19 Updates

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

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.