The Law Library and Beyond

The Jameson Law Library contains shelves and shelves of great books; some will help with your research, some will further your knowledge, some are just interesting reads. You will find a few of our new acquisitions on our New Books website. The library is small enough that you can wander up and down the aisles, scan the titles, pull the volumes that interest you off the shelf. But when you’re looking for something specific wandering around the library isn’t a particularly efficient way of conducting research. First, some subjects may be categorized in ways you don’t expect you may overlook them. Second, the library extends beyond our shelves. We have access to electronic books and books sitting on the shelves in other libraries. To access all the books the law library has to offer, use the library catalog.

The law library is part of a consortium that also includes Mansfield Library, all UM libraries, Salish Kootenai College Library, and St. Patrick Hospital Library.  The shared library catalog will tell you not only what books the law library has and where they are, but also what all these other libraries own. And with a few clicks you can place a hold on books in consortium libraries and have them sent to the law library.

The video below shows you how to use the catalog and its features.

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