I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break and had a relaxing time. I want to say “welcome” to the incoming January 1Ls and “welcome back” to returning students, faculty and staff.
The library, along with the law school, re-opened yesterday at 7:30 a.m. Normal hours for the library have resumed. Classes begin for everyone on Monday, January 9th.
Below are links to library and IT information for the upcoming semester:
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 toolbox) that ties together the library’s print and digital collections, allowing students to simultaneously search for books, articles, and audiovisual materials;
- materials located on class reserve ,as requested by your professor, will be out on the shelves adjacent to the Circulation Desk tomorrow. Please remember to check these materials out and return them after 3 hours. They shouldn’t become a replacement for purchasing your textbooks ;
- 12 study rooms that can be reserved online;
- databases, an Internet portal, and research guides ; and
- recommended titles such as updated edition of What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law and other titles on law school success in the January 2017 Featured Books
Services to Students including LexisNexis Courtroom Cast Powered by CVN Network & CALI: The library provides access, information, research and technology assistance to students via its Circulation, Help, and Reference Desks. In addition to class reserve materials, there are also:
- study aids located in the Study Aid collection adjacent to the Circulation Desk which include 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 Law from the drop down menu; and
- CALI lessons, an electronic tool that provides legal information about a subject and then quizzes the student on this information. Again, use your Charleston School of Law email account and the CALI authorization code which can be retrieved from the Reference Desk.
Again, welcome and welcome back! If there is anything that we can do to help you, please let us know.