All About Reserves

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photo of wooden sign which reads "Reserve Materials"Course Reserves are one of the most popular services the Library provides.  We have a copy of all required readings for all courses taught each semester.  You can see a listing of materials available for your courses by searching our Course Reserve catalog by course name or instructor.

In addition to required readings, a collection of study aids are also available from Reserve.  Examples & Explanations, Nutshells, Questions & Answers, and Emanuel Outlines are available for many subjects. 

How do I Reserve a Space on Campus?

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photo of wooden desk study carrels and chair in the libary A frequent question we receive is how to reserve space on campus and in the library.

Space in Hosmer, Chase, Starr & Knight Buildings

For campus room reservations outside the library building, fill out the ‘Room Reservation Request’ form and indicate ‘Pending Room Requests’ in the calendar dropdown.

Additional event planning information is located here, including room layouts.

Journals, Articles, and Writing Requirements...OH MY!

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It’s a busy time of year for citation-checks, sourcing and research and the Law Library is here to help with all of your scholarly needs.

The Law Library participates in Interlibrary Loan exchanges with libraries around the world. UConn Law Faculty, staff and currently enrolled students are eligible to borrow research material otherwise unavailable at the Law Library through Interlibrary Loan. We partner with numerous libraries nationally and even internationally to provide you with the material needed for your research. So don’t fret if you cannot find a particular item within our collection!

Items that can be requested through interlibrary loan include:

Another Classic in the Making?

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to kill a mockingbird book cover

Readers lost their minds this week with news that we're getting a new Harper Lee novel – over 50 years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird.  If you're like me, you read about Scout in high school. Perhaps you've also seen the movie with Gregory Peck, who won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Atticus Finch. Until now, Harper Lee had only published that one novel, although we now know that she actually wrote the manuscript for Go Set a Watchman first. Her editor at the time was so taken with the flashbacks from Scout's childhood that she told Lee to write that book first – which became the beloved To Kill a Mockingbird.

The new novel, which is due to be released in mid-July, promises a return to Scout as an adult, and her continued relationship with her father Atticus. The library will certainly purchase "Go Set a Watchman" when it becomes available. In the meantime, check out the Law Library's book and DVD copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird."