The Library is providing a new service to UC Hastings alumni – remote online access to over 2,000 law journals and law-related periodicals. Through HeinOnline’s Alumni Access Program, we are making HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library available to all UC Hastings alumni. This comprehensive database includes full-text access to all major law journals, including all nine UC Hastings journals. You can browse issues or search the database by title, author, date, country, or full text. Articles are downloadable as PDFs of the original printed page. To take advantage of this new service, follow the instructions below:
UC Hastings alumni are welcome to use the Law Library whenever it is open (including evening and weekend hours). All library patrons are required to sign in at the first-floor Security Desk. After showing appropriate ID, you will be issued a visitor pass good for the day. During the academic year, group study rooms are for student use only.
Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the Reference Librarians' expertise! Feel free to call or stop by the Reference Desk with your research questions. The Reference Librarians can help you formulate your search strategy and point you toward relevant resources available in the library and online. And don't forget the wealth of information available on the Library website, including our research guides and links to free online resources.
Effective October 20, 2016, the UC Hastings Law Library is in the process of converting its deposit-based program for unaffiliated borrowers into an annual fee-based program. Until the transition is finalized, we will not be issuing borrowing cards to any additional unaffiliated borrowers. Individuals and law firms currently in possession of UC Hastings borrowing cards may continue to use them to borrow materials from the library until further notice.
The Library subscribes to numerous research databases, including HeinOnline, ProQuest Journals, and the complete BNA library, which alumni are free to use while on-campus. Please stop by the Reference Desk for help using them.
Alumni on campus have internet access on the "HastingsGuest" wifi network. Users will be prompted to accept the UC Hastings Acceptable Use Policy before being allowed to access the Internet. Alumni are also welcome to use the Library's public computers on the 4th Floor (with access to the Library's catalog and databases) anytime.
The library has prepared an online study guide with links to California bar exam questions organized by subject. We also have past California bar exams going back to the 1930's, as well as bar study books and flashcards.
Alumni and other public patrons may use any of the Library's photocopiers by setting up an account online or through the UC Hastings Business Center, located on the first floor of the 200 McAllister building. Patrons may also use the coin-operated machine on the fourth floor of the Library.