Authored by Mary Susan Lucas, Reference & Electronic Resources Librarian
♥ February is Love Your Library Month. ♥
We want to show you how much your CSOL Library loves you! ♥♥♥
New! We are delighted to announce that the West Academic Study Aids online subscription is up and running.
Access is available both ON and OFF campus via the Databases and Catalog page of the Library website.
If you liked the trial version last fall, you are going to LOVE the new and improved edition!
- Seamless remote access
- New Mobile App: download up to 30 titles at a time
- Read offline
- Create an account (FREE) to customize your experience
- Notes and highlighting follow you from device to device
Try it out now!
Want more information? Check your email for detailed instructional brochures.
The following sessions are planned for the Spring 2018 Briefings series for students.
- Upper Level Writing Papers: Preemption Checking, Resources & Writing Tips on Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Library B334
- Well – Kept Secrets of West Study Aids: Holistic Resources for Law School Success on Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Library M101
- Job Hunting? Check Out the Library’s Resources on Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Library M101
- Jump Start Your Summer Clerkship: Research Skills, Resources & Techniques on Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Library M101
Pizza will be provided. Sign up sheets are on TWEN. Please plan to join us.
The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, along with the Charleston School of Law, will be closed on Monday, January 15th, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
We will be open for regular operating hours during the weekend before the holiday (Friday, January 12th through Sunday, January 14th). We resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, January 16th, at 7:30 a.m.
For local Charleston events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, check out this article from the Post and Courier.
The library and IT staff want to extend a warm welcome to incoming and returning students. We’re glad you’re here! The holiday break has officially ended and the library has re-opened. We are now operating at normal hours. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 16th. If you’re looking to get a head start on spring classes, feel free to stop by and see us.
For the incoming 1Ls, we want to welcome you to Charleston, the Charleston School of Law, the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, and Orientation. We’re looking forward to working with you throughout your law school career.
Below are some helpful links to library and IT information for the upcoming semester. A guide for finding and checking out library materials is available here.
Resources Available for Studying
The library has several resources to assist with studying, research, and class preparation. These include:
- a catalog to locate materials within the library and a discovery tool (Start Your Research Here link) that ties together the library’s print and digital collections;
- materials located on class reserve, as requested by your professor, will be out on the shelves adjacent to the Circulation Desk by the first day of classes;
- 14 study rooms that can be reserved online;
- the library’s databases and an Internet portal;
- research guides, which includes subject specific guides, as well as a 1L Guide to Surviving the First Year;
- study aids located in the Study Aid collection adjacent to the Circulation Desk which include flashcards, hornbooks, nutshells, and other study aid items;
- LexisNexis Courtroom Cast Powered by Courtroom View Network, which provides audio playback of cases by party name or textbook. Sign up while on campus, using your CSOL email address and selecting Charleston School of Lawfrom the drop down menu; and
- CALI lessons,an interactive electronic tool that provides legal information about a subject and then quizzes the student on this information. Use your Charleston School of Law email account and the CALI authorization code.
We enjoyed our holiday break, and we hope you enjoyed yours! We are looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the spring semester. If there is anything that we can do to help you, please let us know!