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Keywords – March 16, 2023

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

It’s the middle of March, aka, the daylight savings era when the time until Spring Break takes longer the closer you get, when an extra hour of daylight appears at the expense of your sleep study time, and when everything feels as inspiring as the Oscar’s sparkling beige carpet. Thankfully it’s also time for Keywords, the only weekly law library newsletter that takes the time to serve you the content you need at a time such as this. Read on to learn how you can access the content you need for your classes.

Confirm Your Reservation

So yes, we’re halfway through the semester. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to catch up on acquiring the reading materials you need for your class. The next time you pay a visit to the circ desk, pay attention to the black Course Reserves binder silently imploring you to not forget that it’s just a course reserves binder, standing in front of you, asking you to use it. Alphabetized by professors’ last name, this unassuming yet extremely useful binder lists which non-casebook materials are held in reserve just for you at the circ desk. 

The Law Lib Reserve

On the odd chance that you are ::gasp:: not in the Reading Room at the very moment you want to investigate which of your non-casebook course materials are available on reserve, you can check the Course Reserves page on the Law Library website. Arranged by class number in the drop-down menu, this helpful tool also lists each reserve item’s availability status and whether it’s accessible electronically. Speaking of which…


Some of your course readings may have been made available for you via Canvas. You can discover which materials are on e-reserve either by clicking on the electronic access link in the Course Reserves page, or by exploring the Library Reserves section in your class Canvas page. If you have any questions about how to access your course reserves, feel free to either stop by the circ desk or email us at


We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, remember that time waits for no one, so don’t wait until finals to take advantage of course reserves.

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