Do you have study aids available?
We have a variety of study aids in e-book format and in print that offer detailed explanations, outlines, and/or practice questions and answers. All can help you organize your studying, enhance your understanding, and review for exams. View a complete listing of both print and online study aids.
Do you have textbooks for my course?
Sorry, we do not purchase textbooks.
Do you have a stapler or hole punch?
Yes. A variety of staplers and hole punches are available for your use along the side of the Circulation and Research Desks.
Do you have earplugs?
Yes. You can pick up a free pair from either the Research Desk or the Circulation Desk. Please do not return them; they're yours to keep.
How long can books be checked out?
Materials on Reserve can be checked out for three hours at a time. All other circulating materials can be checked out for 14 weeks at a time. Please note that many items in our collection, such as treatises, practice guides, and primary law, are non-circulating.
How do I access previous exams and model answers?
Some professors have made past exams available to students as study tools. To access these exams, follow these steps:
1. Go to the Law Library homepage.
2. In the box labeled Course Reserves & Exams, enter your instructor's name and click Search. You can also search by the title of your course by clicking on the "Search by Course Name" link.
3. Select the appropriate course.
4. If the exam is available at "Law Course Reserve," you can check out a copy at the Circulation Desk.
If it is available at "Law Electronic Reserve," click the title of the exam and proceed to Step 5.
6. A pdf of the exam will open in a new tab.
I need to obtain a book or article, but you don't have it. Can you help me?
Certainly. Submit an interlibrary loan request and we will do our best to obtain the material for you. Before you submit your request, check both the Law Library and the Leatherby Libraries catalogs for the material you are seeking.
Can you provide assistance with legal research?
Of course - that's what we are here for! We can help you with research questions; suggest useful resources; obtain materials for Law Review; show you how to use a database; brainstorm research strategies; and more - just ask us! If you have a more in-depth research question, make an appointment with a Research Librarian or email us. Briefly describe your research problem and what steps you have already taken, and we will respond to set up a meeting.
How do I access my Library Account?
Does the Law Library charge fines for overdue/lost items?
Yes. The Law Library assesses fines at the following rates:
I have a fine on my account. Who should I see to take care of it?
Please speak with a Law Library staff member at the Circulation Desk.
Create a PIN to manage your library account and access course reserves and old exams.
To create a PIN, navigate to https://chapcat.chapman.edu/patroninfo~S2
What are your hours?
Our current hours may be found on the Law Library homepage. Hours are extended during the Law School's Reading Period and Final Exams.
Can I eat in the Law Library?
Yes. Food and drink are allowed in the library.
How do I print?
There are four printers in the Law Library. Stop by the Circulation or Research Desks if you need assistance.
To print from your laptop or phone:
To print from legal research workstations:
What is the cost to print?
What is my printing balance?
Your Chapman ID cards will be credited with a balance of $35.00 for the Fall and Spring semesters ($70.00 for the academic year) and $5.00 for the Summer semester to be used toward printing on campus. Any unused credit does not roll forward to the next semester. If you use up your credit for the semester, you may add funds to your Chapman ID card by visiting the Cashier's Office in Bhathal Hall, or by adding funds to your Chapman eAccount.
Where can I make copies?
There are copiers on the first and second floors of the Law Library. Copies cost 10 cents per page, and you can pay with your Chapman ID card (if you have funds available), cash, or a credit card. You can add funds to your Chapman ID card by visiting the Cashier's Office in Bhathal Hall.
Is there a scanner available in the Library?
Yes. There is a scanner available in the Microfiche Room on the first floor of the Law Library. The Research Librarians also can recommend useful apps if you prefer to use a mobile device.
How can I reserve a study room?
Fowler School of Law students can reserve a study room using our online reservation system up to a week in advance. Simply click the boxes representing the time period you wish to reserve (up to three hours) and click "Submit Times."
Login with your Chapman credentials. Next, confirm the details of your reservation and click "Submit my Reservation." You will receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.
At the time of your reservation, bring your Chapman ID to the Circulation Desk, where you can pick up your study room key card. Please return your key card prior to the end of your reserved time to avoid late fines.
Please note that rooms not picked up by their reserved time may be canceled after 15 minutes and given to another student unless they have notified Circulation staff that they will be running late. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Circulation Desk at (714) 628-2552 to notify staff that you will be running late or if you need any other assistance booking rooms
I'm having trouble logging into Westlaw, Lexis+, or another Law Library Database
Please contact the Law Library's Research Desk at (714) 628-2548 or email@example.com and a Research Librarian will assist you.
I need help with my library account PIN
My Chapman login is not working
Please contact the Chapman IS&T Service Desk at (714) 997-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help connecting to WiFi
Please see the information on connecting to Chapman eduRoam.
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