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Library Guide


The Mabie Law Library is open to the public for legal research.

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Visiting the Library

Access Limitations: persons without UCD Law students’ ID cards may remain in the Law Library only during open hours. Parking: public parking is available at meters along Mrak Hall Drive, and, for $9.00 per day, south of the Law School in the Mondavi Center parking structure.

Computers, Printing & Photocopying

Public Terminals: Computers in the Library Lobby may be used by anyone for legal research. Computers are not available for email or word-processing. eResources: Select databases are accessible ONSITE only for non-law school affiliates. Food & Beverages: Drink and food are not permitted near computers and must be cleaned up immediately in permitted areas of the library stacks and reading room.

Photocopier/printer: a photocopier/printer is available for use by the public on Level 3 of the library stacks. The cost is $.10 per page. The machine accepts ONLY Reprographics copy cards.

Cards may be purchased at the PSE Library which is located northwest of King Hall across the Parking Lot. Printing is available from the public access computers. Directions for printing from these computers are posted at each of the terminals .

For the Mabie Law Library Hours and Calendar please, click here.

Circulation Services

Eligible Borrowers: Non-UC Davis affiliates may borrow circulating items with proper identification

Non- UC Davis Affiliates Loan Period
Circulating Books - (two renewals max) 3 Weeks
All Reserve 4 Hours

Non-Circulating Books: Some books are marked "NON-CIRCULATING" to assure their availability at all times. Non-circulating books should be used at or near the shelves where they are located in the Library stacks. Place on the Refile shelves located on every stack level near the elevator when finished.

Reserves: Reserve books circulate for 4 hours. Non-affiliates are required to leave ID at the desk

Renewals: Loans generally may be renewed unless there has been a recall or hold request. Renewals may be made by phone (530 752-3327).

Book Returns: Mabie Library books must be returned to the book return slot at the Circulation Desk. After hours books can be returned to the Mabie Law Library book drop box located at the North entrance All Shields books must be returned to the Shields Library.

Fines: Books not returned after two recall or overdue notices will be billed at the cost of the book plus a $35.00 processing fee per book (reduced to $15.00 for books returned within one week of the receipt of the bill). Charges for damaged books will be assessed on an individual basis.


Tables, Group Study Rooms, Carrels: Study rooms and carrels are reserved for UC Davis Law students use. Unoccupied carrels may be used by anyone until an assignee returns.

Open seating is available at tables located in the Main Reading Room on the first floor. Seating is reserved for law students during exam periods

Reference Services

Reference Librarians are available to assist in locating print and online resources through the Mabie Law Library. Librarians can also provide research tips, but are not able to give legal advice or to do legal research on demand.
Reference librarians are available during Standard Hours and Recess Hours in person; via email
or by telephone at 752-0210.