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Remote Access to Law Library Resources: COVID-19 Response: Library Services and Resources

A Temporary Guide to Library Resources During the COVID-19

LIBRARY SERVICES

The Ross-Blakley Law Library staff is available to help you whether you are on campus or far from Phoenix. You can reach us at the following phone numbers:

Circulation Desk: (480) 965-6144
Reference Desk: (480) 965-7161

Circulation and Interlibrary Loan 
For circulation assistance please call the number listed above or email us at lawill@asu.edu.

  • Checking out books: The law library is currently providing remote services only.  Please see the options below for online access to textbooks, study aids, and the Bluebook.  If you need a book that is not available online, please contact us and we can help with alternative solutions.  
      
  • Returning books:  If you have a library book in your possession, please keep it.  Due dates for all library books, including interlibrary loans, have been extended, and any accrued fines will be waived during this period.  If you need to return books now, ASU Library has exterior book returns open on all campuses. The Downtown Phoenix Campus library book return is on the south side of UCENT, on Polk St. For questions about returning interlibrary loan books, please email lawill@asu.edu.
     
  • Request options:  At this time, we are unable to fill requests for physical items.  To request chapters or articles, please submit an Interlibrary Loan request or email lawill@asu.edu.  We will make every effort to obtain requested material as quickly as possible using digital resources.

Reference and Meet with a Librarian

Reference assistance is available via phone and electronically through the Email a Librarian service. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students are encouraged to continue making appointments with our reference librarians to discuss legal research and resources. We can conduct our meetings over the phone or via Zoom.

ONLINE STUDY AND RESEARCH RESOURCES

As a member of the ASU community you have access to a tremendous number of resources for digital information. We encourage you to utilize these tools to support your learning while classes are being taught through online platforms.

The ASU Library Catalog provides access to over one million eBooks. 

Electronic Study Aids 
The resources listed below are a great place to get subject-specific information, sample multiple choice questions, and practice essay prompts for all your classes.

Legal Research Guides
As always, the Law Library's subject-specific research guides can be accessed remotely. Some of the most well-utilized guides are listed below, and the full list of guides can be accessed here.

Law-Specific Databases
The Law Library provides access to a number of legal databases in addition to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. The databases listed below are excellent resources for historical and current legal information.

Interdisciplinary Research Databases
ASU Library offers a myriad of subscription databases covering all academic disciplines, including the sciences, journalism, humanities, gender studies, and sustainability. Content ranges from ancient texts to modern documentaries and cutting-edge scholarship.

DIGITAL BLUEBOOK ACCESS

The Bluebook
The Law Library is able to provide Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students with free 60-day access to Bluebook Online

To receive an activation key for Bluebook Online, please email Sean Harrington at sean.harrington@asu.edu or Ask a Librarian