Do you have study aids available?
We have a variety of study aids in e-book format 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. Please contact a Research Librarian regarding circulating print study aids while the Law Library remains closed.
Do you have textbooks for my course?
Sorry, we do not purchase textbooks.
How long can books be checked out?
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. Materials on reserve are not in circulation while the Darling Law Library remains closed. For help with Law Library material while the Law Library is closed, please contact a Research Librarian.
How do I return material when the Law Library is closed?
You may return material to us by mail. Please contact us and we will provide additional details.
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 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.
What are Legal Bites?
The Law Library’s Legal Bites program provides brief research tips. Each tip is quick and to the point, focused on tricks or info you might otherwise not learn until later in law school, or even later in your career. Keep an eye out for Legal Bites in The WRIT during the semester, along with the occasional two-minute how-to video.
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 contact us and we will assist you.
What are your hours?
While the Law Library is closed, we are continuing with many of our services remotely. Librarians are available to help you by email, phone, and remote consults. Our current help hours may be found on the Law Library homepage. How to reach us:
Please visit CU Safely Back for the latest University plans and updates.
Create a PIN to manage your library account and access course reserves and old exams.
To create a PIN, navigate to chapcat.chapman.edu/patroninfo
How Do I Print?
Printing is unavailable while campus remains closed.
When campus is allowed to reopen and printing resumes, 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 for printing. 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.
How can I reserve a study room?
Study rooms are unavailable while campus remains closed.
I'm having trouble logging into Westlaw, Lexis+, or another Law Library Database
Please contact the Law Library's Research Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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