Reminder: Watch Your Belongings!

We know that students have a lot on their minds during finals time.  So, the library staff would like to remind law students that they should never leave their valuables unattended in the Law Library, Room 309 study area, in the law building, Central Hower or anywhere on campus.  Your textbooks, book bags, purses, laptops and other belongings can be easily taken in just “30 seconds.”

If you see suspicious behavior, please notify law school employees right away. You can call the University police yourself by dialing 330-972-2911 (if using a cell phone) or 911 if using a campus phone.

More information about campus safety is found here.

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Last Day for Library Fine Amnesty

Friday, December 2, 2016 is the last day to get your library fines waived.  All you need to do is contact the Law Library by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016.  You can contact the library by phone ((330)972-7330), email ( or in person at 322 Central Hower Building to request fine amnesty.

  • No refunds on previously paid library fines.
  • Amnesty is available for students only.
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New: Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids – Examples & Explanations, Emanuel & more

Just in time for reading week, Akron Law students, faculty and staff now have access to a new online library:  Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library.  To access (both on and off campus):

  1. Go to
  2. Select your institution (University of Akron School of Law).
  3. Your library card number is the same as your UANet ID.  If you have a UANet ID that does not include any numbers, you will have to add 123 after your UANet ID. Faculty and staff will be notified as to their library card number.

There are no limits to the number of Akron Law users who can access a title at any one time.

The W-K library contains popular study aids in ebook format, including:

  • Examples & Explanations
  • Emanuel Law Outlines
  • Glannon Guides
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Winter Grads: Post-Graduation Use of Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law

You still have access to these great databases for some time after graduation!


See this brief video:  3 Things for 3-Ls on Westlaw by our Westlaw rep, Sam Berbano.  The video shows how to: get post-graduate access to Westlaw, easily download your folder contents and use Westlaw to pass the bar.

Graduating students can extend Westlaw access for 6 months after graduation by registering for Grad Elite at  Registered graduates will retain full Westlaw access for a total of 60 hours.  If you fail to extend your password you are restricted to 10 hours per month and it will expire earlier.  All graduates will also automatically retain access to and a number of career-related databases (on Profiler)  for 12 months following graduation.  Please contact our West Account Manager, Sam Berbano, if you have any questions.


  • Access: Winter graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs for six months after graduation. This ID also grants  access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Winter graduates have until January 31, 2017 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • Graduate Home Page: On February 1st the winter graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from the current view to the graduate view. This new view will provide helpful information for your career and job search. It will also award you 10,000 Graduate Rewards points that can be redeemed for LexisNexis eBooks and online subscriptions for Lexis Practice Advisor, Lexis for Microsoft Office, and Law360.
  • Aspire Program:  Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program for extended access to some items.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at, if you have any questions.

Bloomberg Law

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.  Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Chris Bartkowski, at, if you have any questions.

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Print and Audio Study Aids – Circulation and Fine Changes for Reading/Exam Period

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP materials and Sum and Substance audio materials will change for the Reading/Exam Period. Starting on Friday, December 2, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed. Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

If you have questions regarding these changes please contact the library at (330) 972-7330, email: or stop by Central Hower Room 322.

And don’t forget about the online West Academic Study Aids and  Akron Law Digital which provide 24/7 access to study aids.  And no worries about fines!

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