Please note that due to regulations around COVID-19, some of these services may not be running. Please contact the Law Library if you have any questions.
Law Reserve Collection
The most heavily used textbooks are kept in a separate collection on Level 2, to make them conveniently accessible. These books are for use within the Library only (as is the rest of the collection). This means that material on reading lists should always be readily available in the Library.
Law Bod 4 students provides scanned copies of articles that are not available online through the legal databases. For example, articles from LQR, PL and Crim LR.
There is a video hosted on Youtube which goes through finding things on your reading list it can be seen in YouTube (where you can get it full screen) here or below. [N.B. the screenshots of the databases are now out of date, apologies, we are currently working on updating it]
A library of online guides to help you find material both in the Library and online when you start a new topic or a new jurisdiction or legal system.
The Library has 40 public access computers. Please see the computing section for more information
You are very welcome to use your Laptop in the library. Please see the laptops section for information about connecting your laptop to the library network.
Legal Research and Mooting Skills Programme (LRMSP)
The LRMSP is designed to help you to find the materials on your reading list and to introduce you to legal research and team work as well as giving you an opportunity to moot. All students take the course during their first year.
The course takes place in the IT Training room in the Law Library.
For more information please visit the Legal Research and Mooting Skills Programme web site.
We advertise classes and courses in our weekly newsletter which is sent to the undergraduate, postgraduate and Faculty mailing lists, and on our web site (classes).
Rooms for groups and discussion sessions
Library users are welcome to book these rooms - for periods of 2 hour sessions - at the Law Enquiry Desk or by email.
If the space has no prior booking, then these spaces are open to other readers to use on a first come first served basis.
Please note that the library no food rule applies in all these spaces: only bottled water and drinks in Keepcups are allowed.
On Level 0 there are 2 small discussion rooms (maximum occupancy 4 people) and 1 larger discussion room (maximum occupancy 6 people). These have whiteboards and AV equipment.
The Library's Seminar Room on Level 1 may be used for academic meetings and seminars on weekdays when the Library is open. It is suitable for groups of 15-18 seated around a large circular table.