The Book Exchange, LowCountry Digital Collection, HeinOnline’s UNC Press Law Publications, and Articles Worth Reading


The library has a Book Exchange in the reading room area, across from the Reference office.  At this site, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the Bench & Bar can take any of the books that are located in the shelves marked free copies. We ask only that you leave a book that you no longer want or need when taking an item, i.e. the Book Exchange.  Titles include fiction and non-fiction legal materials such as discarded or out of date editions of hornbooks, nutshells, and casebooks.  Stop by and browse.

Check out the LowCountry Digital Library here.  This site includes many low country libraries, museums, and resources as partners .  These organizations digitized their special collections to make them widely available to the public.  A selection of partners includes the following organizations:  Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Library Society, The Citadel, College of Charleston, Gibbes Museum and South Carolina Historical Society.  This digital library provides access to books, documents, images, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets and postcards that are unique to the low country.  Materials can be browsed by the type of collection, the type of media digitized, or the institution that digitized the collection.  Samples include the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture  or the Grimke Family Papers which perhaps inspired Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings.

HeinOnline recently added a new resource to its library:  selected titles from UNC Press Law Publications.  Over 116 titles can be found, in alphabetical order.  You can search the full text of titles via keyword.  With the advanced search feature, you can search by author or title.  Publications available are both recent (2015) and much earlier (1957.)

The library is also selecting and publishing selected articles on legal education, law office management, the legal industry, and other relevant legal information.  These articles are available both in print, adjacent to the library’s Circulation Desk, and electronically via the Barrister blog under the title, Articles Worth Reading.



About Lisa Smith-Butler

Associate Professor of Law Charleston School of Law 385 Meeting St., Suite 322B Charleston, S.C. 29403 843.377.2144
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