We have approximately 50 computers for student use, available up to a half hour before the library closes. You may use the computers in room 321, the computer training room, when it has not been reserved for instructional purposes. Trained student assistants in Room 311 can assist with basic software questions and printing issues.
Want to access our network at home to do research at home? Off-campus access to networked resources is available through CWRU’s University-wide Virtual Private Networking (VPN). Support for VPN, and downloads of the recommended VPN clients, [Link: vpnsetup.case.edu] are provided by U-Tech, the university’s technology department.
This guide features more information about all of our other academic technology, such as clickers, Blackboard, technology-enhanced study rooms, printing, ePortfolios, brief formatting and taking exams on a computer. [http://lawresearchguides.cwru.edu/academictechnology]
You may check out course reserve materials for a 2-hour loan period in the law school building. Because they are in high demand, these materials are kept behind the circulation desk and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Staff cannot hold reserve items for specific patrons. The fine for returning course reserve materials late is $1 per hour, per item
Course Evaluations & Exam Archive
We keep printed versions of course evaluations for years 2006-2010. Online course evaluations from spring 2011 until now may be found on our website. [LINK: https://webapps.case.edu/courseevals/report-course ]. At their discretion, law professors may also submit examinations to be included in the Law Library’s Exam Archive [LINK: https://lawhome.case.edu/libraryServices/examArchives/examArchives.asp].
Our Study Spaces
We have a variety of study areas to meet the needs of our students. There are individual study carrels on the 3rd floor and in the Richey Reading Room of the library, which is a designated quiet zone in the lower level. The Davis Room is located at the west end of the first floor of the library. This area is excellent for quiet study and enjoying the views of University Circle and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
Eight study rooms are located on the 3rd floor of the library. Two of the study rooms are equipped with technology, including a computer, TV and Intel Unite. [LINK to libguide information on these spaces]. The rooms may be reserved for groups of two or more for a maximum time of 3 hours per day. Reservations can be made up to two days in advance and are taken on a first come, first served basis.
Scheduling a Study Room [https://lawhome.case.edu/libraryServices/scheduler/resources.asp]
- Login with your Case Network ID and Password.
- Choose the day within the calendar that you would like to reserve, then click on the room and time on the grid to begin making your reservation.
- If no group has reserved a study room, an individual student may use the room with the understanding that they may be asked to leave by a group with a reservation.
- The same library food and drink policies [Should we link to the policy here? http://lawresearchguides.cwru.edu/librarypolicies/general]apply to the small group study rooms and they are posted on the doors.
- Please remember that the rooms are not soundproof so be considerate of your fellow classmates studying around you.
Library Amenities for Law Students
We offer phone chargers, Macbook power adapters, and bookstand standing desks for a 2-hour renewable check out. Earplugs are also available at our circulation desk.
All first-year law students are assigned to a librarian to assist with research and classroom instruction. You may be required or encouraged to arrange an individual Personal Research Consultation with your librarian.
Lexis Study Aids Download study aids to an electronic bookshelf. Read LexisNexis eBooks on your Mac®, PC or mobile device with easy to use Lexis OverDrive Study Aids.
Westlaw Study Aids Access online study guides, such as nutshells and concise hornbooks.
Law School and Bar Exam Preparation Guide Read useful articles, tips and books pertaining to exam preparation.