Exams are almost upon us and the Law Library has various resources
to assist you during finals! Below are several useful tidbits and tips to help
you prepare for a successful exam period.
Library hours including Reference Desk Hours are available on the left-hand column of the Law Library Homepage.
Past Exams are available for viewing at this link. You will need
to log in using your ONYEN credentials. Please note that not all professors
place their exams in the exam archive.
"POWER TABLES" & CARRELS
Check out the Power Tables in the
window areas of the fourth floor reading room that have electrical outlets.
Additionally, all of the carrels in the Law Library have electrical outlets.
Plug in your laptop and extend your battery life.
of study rooms is restricted to UNC law students.
Study rooms may be reserved
up to three days in advance.
students may reserve rooms directly using the Law Library’s online room
reservation system, available via My Carolina Law.
Law students may also visit or call the Circulation Desk (919-962-1191) to
reserve a room.
are limited to one signup per day. Library staff will cancel reservations made
in excess of this policy.
study rooms include DVD and VCR players, noted in the room descriptions in the
online reservation system. Library staff may reschedule reservations as needed
in order to provide access to this equipment.
library food and drink policy also applies to the study rooms.
library staff reserves the right to reserve study rooms at any time for library
or law school business regardless of room reservations. Every effort will be
made, however, to schedule room use well in advance.
on how to reserve a study room is available here.
The Law Library has a wide
selection of study aids on the fourth floor shelves between the Circulation and
Reference Desks. Our collection includes hornbooks, nutshells, current editions
of Examples and Explanations.
TOPICAL RESEARCH GUIDES
The Law Library provides research
guides created by librarians and designed to help library users locate
materials on specific topics such as North Carolina Administrative Law and Federal
Banking Law. Copies of the research guides are available here.
Additional information on the Law
Library’s selection of study aids and research guides is available at this link.
WEST STUDY AIDS COLLECTION
The Law Library provides access
to more than 500 online study aids to Carolina Law students and faculty. The West
Study Aids collection includes study aids from most areas of the law. you can
view the entire collection from any law library computer by visiting this URL. If you are using the eduroam wifi connection or
are accessing the study aids from any other computer, you will be prompted to
enter your Onyen and password and will then be granted access to the entire
If you are interested in adding
notes or annotations to a particular resource, you’ll need to create a separate
login ID from within the West Academic site. The process for doing this is pretty
straightforward and can usually be completed in under five minutes.
COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEGAL INSTRUCTION (CALI)
CALI lessons are interactive,
computer-based tutorials provided by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal
Instruction. There are over 600 lessons available in 32 different legal
subject areas. Lessons are free to all law students at our school because UNC
Law is a CALI member.
In order to access the lessons
via the website, you must use our school's authorization code, which can be
found on My Carolina Law.
REFERENCE DESK ASSISTANCE
The staff at the Reference Desk help users engaged in legal
research to locate materials, use legal resources effectively, and answer
questions about the collection. For times when the reference desk is closed,
please use the Ask a
Librarian Form or send email reference inquiries to the reference
librarians at email@example.com.
Visit this link for additional Reference Desk service information: https://library.law.unc.edu/students/contact/reference/
The lower you go in the library, the quieter it becomes. The first
floor is the quietest floor, whereas the fourth floor is designated a
conversational/ normal voice floor.
CELL PHONE USAGE
In order to preserve a quiet study environment, the Law Library
requires library patrons to set cell phones and pagers on non-audible signals.
Patrons must exit the library before using cell phones.
FOOD & DRINK
The Law Library is committed to
providing a comfortable environment that is welcoming and conducive to study.
Library users who consume food or drinks in the Library should do so in a
manner that maintains a clean, safe library and minimizes the risk of damage to
library books, equipment, and other property.
Food and drinks are not permitted
at all in the computer labs or in the vicinity of other computer terminals,
printers, copiers, or other electronic equipment.
Beverages are otherwise permitted
in the Law Library so long as they are in containers with tops, lids, or caps.
Snack foods are also allowed in
the Library. Please consume hot or messy foods (including meals and dishes
requiring utensils) in the snack bar adjacent to the entrance to the Library
and be respectful of others with regard to food scents and noises.
OK: candy, chips, cookies,
Not OK: burritos, pizza, salads,
Please discard all wrappers and
empty containers, clean up after yourself, and report any spills to
The Law Library Staff wishes you the best of luck during your
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