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Online Resources for Bench and Bar

Reference Assistance

  • Reference Librarians are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, to answer questions by phone [803-777-5902], via email at: or via the Law Library Text Chat service.
  • RefBot, the Law Library chatbot, is available 24/7 and can assist with certain questions. Click here to ask RefBot a question.


Document Delivery

  • All document delivery requests are limited to 50 pages.
  • Email requests, with full citation, to
  • Mailed, emailed, picked up: $.50/page plus $5.00 handling fee.
  • Faxed: $1.00/page plus $5.00 handling fee.
  • PDFs of journal articles, if available, emailed for $5.00 handling fee.
  • Billing is available.
  • For further information, contact the Circulation desk [803-777-5942].

Law Library Research Guides

Online research guides prepared by USC law librarians:

The Circuit Riders guide includes a Topical Legal Research Guides page, including subjects such as Criminal Law and Family Law.

Online Resources

Websites that may be useful for locating legal information:

Case Law Research

  • Fastcase Legal Research
    • This legal research platform requires the researcher to log-in to the South Carolina Bar website.
  • Google Scholar
    • Choose "Case law" to search state and federal court opinions.


South Carolina Resources


Federal Resources