Q. During COVID, can the library provide me with a copy of my casebook or textbook? Or class assigned pages out of books?
We are not able to purchase electronic casebooks for the library's collection because of limitations placed on these electronic titles by the publishers. The publishers will not sell an ebook casebook for the library to add to its collection and make available to unlimited users the way they do for scholarly books.
We also are unable to scan, or obtain via Interlibrary Loan, pages out of our physical Casebook Reserves for class readings for individual students.
However, you may purchase electronic texts at a discount by going to our Law Library COVID-19 FAQ. Under "Where can I buy print and electronic casebooks for the fall semester," you will see lists for all major publishers, including Lexis/Carolina Academic Press, West/Foundation Press, and Wolters Kluwer/Aspen.
If you are experiencing difficulties getting your textbook at the beginning of the semester, please let your professor know of the issue, in case it's a more widespread problem that the faculty may be able to address by providing the first reading on Canvas or TWEN.
If you are assigned to read only a chapter or some pages out of an entire book, then ask the faculty to consider providing a copy on Canvas or TWEN for your class.