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Remote Services for Students and Faculty

 

The Law Library is currently closed. For the most current information from the University of South Carolina on the COVID-19 situation, please visit the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 


Please check this page for updates to remote access options and changes affecting Law Library services. This page will be updated frequently. 


This page is current as of May 22, 2020 at 12:58 AM.

Research & Instruction

The Law Library will continue to offer assistance with research and instruction using our remote resources.

Reference Librarians will be available Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, to answer questions via email at: lawref@law.sc.edu or via the Law Library Chat service.

If you have any questions about library services while you are off-campus, please contact us at lawref@law.sc.edu and we will answer you promptly during our reference hours.

Electronic Resources

Many Law Library and UofSC Libraries resources may be accessed remotely using your UofSC log-in credentials (the username and password used for your University email account).

E-books and other online resources can also be located through the Law Library's online catalog or, for even more options, the University Libraries online catalog. Using an Advanced Search of either catalog you may narrow your search results to include only e-books, only e-journals, or other online-only resources.

For assistance using electronic resources, please contact lawref@law.sc.edu and we will answer promptly during our reference hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM).


Quick Links

Course Materials

For additional assistance with accessing these resources, please see Who to Contact.


  • Bluebook Online - (Available for a 60 day subscription)
    • The law library is able to provide temporary access to the Bluebook online, due to classes going online and the generosity of the publisher. 
    • If any student needs to use the Bluebook online to help them finish out the semester, and if you did not already receive a Bluebook Key from your current or former LRAW professor, please contact the reference librarian on duty to request a Bluebook Key:
    • Entering your Bluebook Key allows you to set up a 60 day subscription for the Bluebook Online: https://www.legalbluebook.com/ 
    • You will need to register using your email address and create a password. 
    • Troubleshooting:
      • 1Ls and 2Ls – Please first check your email to see if you received a Bluebook Key from your current or former LRAW professor. If not, contact lawref@law.sc.edu for a Bluebook Key.
      • 3Ls – Please first consider whether you need online Bluebook access this semester. If so, contact lawref@law.sc.edu for a Bluebook Key.
      • If you have forgotten your password, please use the Forgotten Password function at legalbluebook.com.

  • Carolina Academic Press - (Available through May 25, 2020)
    • Carolina Academic Press is offering complimentary access for students moved to online classes through May 25, 2020. Again, this access is free for affected students, and the platform should not attempt to charge you. To gain access, please:
      • Create a VitalSource Bookshelf account, and make sure to use your law school email address to log-in: https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin
      • Once you have created your account and log-in, click on the "Explore" tab in the upper left corner of the screen and then locate the ebook you would like to access.
      • If you already have a VitalSource account, you may log-in normally and select the ebooks from the "Explore" tab.
      • An FAQ page is available from VitalSource for questions.

  • HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service
    • The Law Library has been approved for HathiTrust's Emergency Temporarary Access Service. To gain access, please:
      • Visit www.hathitrust.org, click LOG IN and select University of South Carolina from the dropdown list. Then enter your UofSC network username and password.
      • You will be able to access the entire public domain collection plus temporarily have limited access to in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes held by our library.
      • For more information, please see https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-User-Information.

  • LexisNexis Digital Library - (Available for a 59 day subscription)
    • LexisNexis has provided virtual access to the LexisNexis Digital Library Trial Site for UofSC law students. This service gives you access to a collection of treatises, practice guides, study guides and more in eBook format for a trial period of 59 days. To gain access, please:

 

  • West Academic Publishing - (Available through June 1, 2020)
    • West Academic is offering students who have been moved to online classes access to electronic versions of required casebooks on a complimentary basis through June 1, 2020. To gain access, please:
    • Complimentary access has also been granted to the West Academic collection of online Study Aids. To gain access, please:
      • Follow the instructions in the "West Academic Instructions" PDF (included below), and use your law school email address to verify your access.

 


  • Wolters Kluwer - (Available through May 25, 2020)
    • Wolters Kluwer is offering complimentary access for students moved to online classes for up to 7 titles through May 25, 2020. To gain access, please: 
      • Create a VitalSource Bookshelf account and make sure to use your law school email address to log-in: bookshelf.vitalsource.com
      • Please see these instructions for help creating an account.
      • Log-in and click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This tab provides access to the freely available e-textbooks.
      • If you already have a VitalSource account, you may log-in normally and select the ebooks from the "Explore" tab.
      • An FAQ page is available from VitalSource for questions.
      • If you are having difficulty accessing a Wolters Kluwer audio book, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk at: lawref@law.sc.edu
    • Cambridge University Press materials can also be accessed through the VitalSource portal.

 

  • Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library - (Available through July 1, 2020)
    • Wolters Kluwer has provided free trial access to the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library (WKOSAL) through July 1, 2020. This collection includes access to the Examples & Explanations series, Glannon Guides, and more.To gain access, please:
      • Click here to access WKOSAL and log-in using your UofSC network username and password.
      • Please see the Student User Guide included below for more information (please use the link above to access WKOSAL through the UofSC proxy server):

  • University of Michigan Press - (Available through June 30, 2020)
    • University of Michigan Press has provided free-to-read access to all 1,150+ titles in its e-book collection until June 30, 2020. To gain access please:

  • University of Pennsylvania Press - (Available through June 30, 2020)
    • University of Pennsylvania Press has made "all content available through the Press’s digital publishing partners...accessible at no cost to consumers." This access is supported by its publishing partners: DeGruyter, EBSCO, MUSE, and ProQuest.
    • Free digital access will be available through June 30, 2020.
    • For more information, please see this statement from Penn Press.

Circulation & Material Requests

Due to evolving circumstances and anticipated delays, the library cannot guarantee timely receipt of your requests for new materials at this time. We appreciate your patience.

If you have borrowed any library materials, please do not attempt to return them while campus is closed. The library will renew them throughout the closure, and will provide instructions for returning materials when the library re-opens. Please contact Andy Kretschmar with any questions.

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The PASCAL Delivers service is currently unavailable.

 

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Requesting materials through the Law Library online catalog is currently unavailable. However, ebooks and other electronic resources can still be accessed through the online catalog.

Instructions on your Smartphone

Instagram Story IconAll instructions for remote resources that we post on the @UofSCLawLib Instagram story are saved.

View them on your smartphone at instagram.com/uofsclawlib, then click the “Remote?” highlight.

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