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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Services to Students


Law students may check out books and other materials at the Circulation desk. Law students may also check out course materials and sample exams placed on reserve by their professors for particular courses. University students may borrow single volume monographs for six weeks.

Law Student Loan Periods for Law Library Items

Item Type Loan Period*
Reserve Books 2 Hours / Building Use Only
Reserve Exams 2 Hours / Building Use Only
Flash Cards 5 Hours / Building Use Only
Study Aids / LRAW 24 Hours
Audio CDs 2 Weeks
Popular / DVD Collection 6 Weeks
Books / Monographs 6 Weeks
Law Reviews & Journals Do Not Circulate
Microforms Do Not Circulate
Serials & Looseleafs Do Not Circulate
Reference Books Do Not Circulate

*Items, with the exception of Audio CDs and Study Aids/LRAW, may be renewed by phone [803-777-3367], by email, or online through your account.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If, after searching the law library and other University of South Carolina catalogs, you cannot find the item you need, you may request that we borrow it from another library. You can login to request, renew and view materials. Select your campus and enter your network username and password. First-time users will be prompted to register.

The ILL process may take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. Scanned chapters or articles may also be requested. You will receive an email when your item arrives. If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation desk [803-777-5942].

Study Rooms

Study rooms may be reserved only by USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law students, staff, and faculty. To reserve a room, view availability, or get more information, see our study rooms page. Open study space is available on each floor of the library for student use.

Printing & Computing

Computers and printers for law student use only are located in the Student Commons, adjacent to the first floor of the library. To use these printers, you must add money to your Carolina Card account. Lexis-Nexis offers free printing of Lexis material to a printer in the Student Commons.

Study Materials

The law library lends a variety of study materials. See the Circulation desk, Reference desk, or browse the Study Aids LibGuide for a list of available titles.

CALI [Computer Assisted Legal Instruction] develops lessons covering over 30 different legal subject areas. Before using the lessons, students must create a free user account by visiting CALI.ORG. Each user must enter an Authorization Code at registration that can be obtained from your legal research instructor or by contacting

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