Library News

Fantasy Supreme Court Contest--SPECIAL UPDATE!

Are you a law student? Do you think you know the Supreme Court?  Show what you know by predicting the outcome in five cases being argued before the Supreme Court in Janurary 2016. The person with the most accurate predictions will get a $25 gift card to the Court Café plus bragging rights.   For more information please visit our display located in the second floor quiet area or follow this link.

Duncan v. Owens was decided just two days after the last case was argued.  Since nobody had entered prior to this decision the contest will remain open and Duncan v. Owens will be omitted.  Please enter quickly since any of the cases could be decided at any time!


The Law Library has purchased four iPads for students to borrow for four hour loan periods. Feel free to stop by and check one out!


The Law Library has purchased access to law books in electronic format via LexisNexis Digital Library. You now have access to a large number of our LexisNexis titles electronically. Of particular interest to students will be the  Understanding Series and the Questions and Answers Series.

There are three ways that you can access these ebooks:

l. search titles via the Catalog. Any title available in ebook format will display a link for digital access.

2. link or search directly via our LexisNexis Digital Library webpage at

3. link via the Library’s database page at

You will need your Library barcode and PIN to log in.

We will be demonstrating how to access these materials, and how to use the highlighting and annotating features that are available. These demos will take place on the following dates and times at a table outside of the Court Cafe:

Wednesday, 1/13/16, 11:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00

Thursday, 1/14/16, 11:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00

Tuesday, 1/19/16, 11:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00

Thursday, 1/21/16, 5:00-6:00 

Extended Quiet Zone - Computer Classroom 329

Due to the need for additional quiet study spaces, as of Thursday, December 10, 2015 and continuing throughout the academic year, Computer Classroom 329 will be designated a quiet zone, same as the quiet zone on the second floor.  As we all know, that means no cell phones, no conversations, etc. As in the past, Computer Classroom 329 is also available to be reserved for classes. Thanks for your help in bringing about this change and good luck with your studies!

Purchasing a New Laptop?

If you are looking to purchase a laptop for the upcoming academic year, our Office of Information Technology supports both Windows or Mac OSX laptops. You may want to review the system requirements for ExamSoft, if you are planning on using your laptop for exams, which 85% of our law students do.

Access to

Western New England School of Law students, staff, and faculty may now register for digital access to the New York Times via the Law Library's joint subscription with D'Amour Library. To register, please visit Group Passes while on-campus, and be sure to use your University email address. Once you have registered, you will be able to access whether on- or off-campus. 

You may also access the link from the Law Library Database page.

Please see D'Amour Libary's New York Times LibGuide for additional information about accessing the New York Times.  

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