The Library is temporarily closed due to COVID restrictions. Limited assistance is available using email at .  Materials are not available for checkout at this time.


Reference desk: 752-0210 | Email:

New Books

The Library prepares a monthly list of Recent Acquisitions (new books). Recent acquisitions are on display in the Main Reading room on the shelves near the entrance of the Main Reading room (located off the Mabie Law Library Lobby).  Alumni may request to borrow new books at the Circulation desk.

Faculty Publications

The Library maintains an archive of Law faculty publications and exhibits selected faculty publications in the corridor south of the Mabie Library Lobby. Each faculty member is asked to select a representative sample of his/her publications to include in the exhibit.

Databases, Books & Other Materials

Finding Books:
Visit the Library's Find Books page for details on searching for books
 found at Mabie Law Library, other UC Campus Libraries and beyond.

Borrowing Books & Interlibrary Loan:
Procedures for borrowing, returning and renewing of books and other materials are found at the Circulation Services web page.

Lost and Found

Found items are held at the Circulation Desk for a reasonable time. Items are then turned over to the Law Student Association or, if valuable, to the campus police.

Desktop Support & Computer Services

Computers in the Library on Level 3 may be used by anyone for legal research, but are not available for email or wordprocessing. Online printing is available for 10 cents a page, with copycard. Food and drink are not permitted near any computers. The Computer Lab is for UC Davis Law students only.

Borrowing Books & Circulation Policies

Mabie Library Books

California photo identification is required with current local address and phone number to check out library books. Circulating books may be signed out for two weeks. No more than five items may be charged out at any one time. Reserve books, located behind the Reserve desk and including hornbooks, CEB, Restatements, reference books, and other popular sets, may be signed out for 4 hours for use in the building. Some books are marked "NON-CIRCULATING" (basic reference sources and popular sets) to assure their availability at all times. Please do not remove non-circulating books from the Library stacks. All books are subject to recall.

Books may be renewed if no holds are pending. Renewals may be made at the Circulation/Reserve desk or by phone (752-3327).

Book Returns

Mabie Library books and interlibrary loan books borrowed from libraries other than Shields Library must be returned to the Mabie Library Circulation/Reserve desk or after hours dropped in the book slot at the Circulation/Reserve desk. All Shields books must be returned to the Shields Library directly.

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.


A photocopy machine is located in the Stacks area on Level 3.  The machine accepts only cards.  Copies are $0.10 per impression.  Cards may be purchased at the Shields Library.

You may add value to a card by inserting $1, $5, $10 or $20 in the copy card dispenser at the Shields Library.

Assistance with Research & Library Collections

Reference Librarians are available to assist alumni in locating books and providing research tips, during open hours -- via email or by telephone at 752-0210.

Study Space: Carrels & Main Reading Room

Most carrels in the Library are assigned to law students. Unoccupied carrels may be used by anyone until the assignee returns. The open seating at carrels is marked X on the floor plans.  Use of electrical appliances, other than PC's and lights, are not allowed. Items of value should not be left unattended. 

Seating is reserved for UC Davis law students during exam periods. 

Contact: 752-3327 or Circulation/Reserve desk.


Currently access is available only to UCD Law affiliates.


Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour.

Westlaw/Lexis/CEB/Bloomberg Access


Graduating law students have access to Westlaw for six months after graduation. Your "Grad Elite" access gives you 60 hours per month of usage to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use your Westlaw access in situations when you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam.

To sign up:

Go to this link:

If the link does not work:

  1. Sign on at
  2. Click on your name (top right corner)
  3. Click “Grad Elite Status” (see image below)


Spring graduates will be able to continue using their law school Lexis ID through the end of the calendar year in which you graduated. No registration is required. Graduates can sign into Lexis+ as usual. You will have the same world-class legal and news content enjoyed in law school, excluding public records.


Bloomberg Law provides graduates with unlimited access for six months following graduation. For Spring 2021 grads, access will continue through November 30, 2021.


Graduates with a CEB account will keep their access for 18 months after graduation. Students must sign up for CEB accounts while still in law school to obtain graduate access. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. CEB practice materials are frequently used in California and cover a wide range of subject areas.

To sign up for a personal CEB account contact for a registration code.