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**Remote Law Library Services**: Resources for Faculty

Information on current law library services for Texas A&M Law students and faculty.

Current Status and Information

Current Status:

Currently, the Dee J. Kelly Law Library is open to only the Texas A&M School of Law community (students, faculty, staff, and former students).

While in the Law Library, these patrons are required to wear a mask and to practice “social distancing," sitting one person per table or one person per study room.

Please note that there is hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes at the Circulation Desk and throughout the Library.

More information regarding Texas A&M University's guidance on COVID-19 is available here.

 

Research Support and Questions

Our law librarians are here to help!

This fall semester, we are providing in-person reference assistance from 10am - 1pm Monday through Friday and 1pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Remote reference assistance is available via email or via Zoom video conference from 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday and 1pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. We are well-equipped to continue to provide the high level of research support that you've come to expect from the law library. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

For any questions or requests, please feel free to contact your library liaison directly or email the reference team at lawref@law.tamu.edu.

Ways we can continue to support your research and teaching:

  • Requests for articles and other documents*
  • Research projects - small and large!
  • Assistance with accessing library resources and databases, including login information (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg)
  • Creation of research guides for courses, with content-specific resources
  • Uploading scholarship to SSRN and the Institutional Repository
  • Acquiring new books and resources
  • Consulting with and assisting your RAs

The is just a partial list of all the things we can assist you with - if there's anything else that comes to mind, please don't hesitate to ask!

* What about print books or other non-digital materials?

Please just ask!
As long as the law library remains staffed in-person, we can continue to check out books and purchase new ones for the collection. Requests for books from other libraries via interlibrary loan may be limited in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in books or articles you think might be print-only, please still ask! We may be able to acquire or borrow them digitally for you. 

Online Access to Library Databases & Resources

Law Library A - Z Database List

You may be prompted to login when accessing databases off campus.

Law Library Research Guides

Law Library Catalog

TAMU Libraries Catalog

Includes links to ebooks and electronic resources.

Online Access to Casebooks

Most legal education publishers offer complimentary online ebook access to textbooks for faculty. If you do not already have access to these online "comp copies," here is the information for the major legal education publishers:

West Academic / Foundation Press
West Academic offers full access to their textbooks and study materials to faculty via the West Academic Platform.

To create an account:

  1. Go to https://faculty.westacademic.com/
  2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
  3. Please use your TAMU email address
  4. Set up your account and verify your email address
Wolters Kluwer / Aspen

Wolters Kluwer offers access to individual titles to professors by request. To obtain access to a textbook, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://www.wklegaledu.com/textbooks/law-school
  2. Navigate to the specific book you need
  3. Click on the "Professor Review Copy" button (next to "add to cart")
  4. Fill out the form with your TAMU email address.
LexisNexis Publishing

Similar to West Academic, Lexis offers full access to their textbooks via their digital platform. Fill out this form to obtain login credentials to the LexisNexis Digital Library. If you already have credentials, you can login here.

Carolina Academic Press

Carolina does not publicize information about obtaining digital comp copies, just print copies. They may offer digital copies by request. To obtain a complementary copy, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://cap-press.com/books/subject/7
  2. Navigate to the specific book you need.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the book's page and click the "Exam Copy" button.
  4. Fill out the form with your TAMU email address.

Questions about other publishers? Feel free to contact us at lawref@law.tamu.edu.