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Contacts

Reference desk: 752-0210 | Email: lawlibref@ucdavis.edu

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).  Members of the public 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.

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:
Procedures for borrowing, returning, renewing and interlibrary lending of books and other materials are found at the Circulation Services web page.

Keycards

Local attorneys, who either practice law in Davis or reside in Davis,  can apply to receive a keycard for after-hours access to the Mabie Law Library in King Hall.  Applicants must apply in person, show identification, and complete a form with contact information. After-hours access may be denied or withdrawn at any time. Keycards will be valid for the current fiscal year only, and applicants must re-apply in person each year.

For security reasons, keycard holders may not loan the keycard to others or allow others access to the building after hours. The Reserve section is not available after hours.

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.

Photocopying

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 Physical Sciences and Engineering Library Library  which is located across the parking lot from King Hall --the card dispenser is located on the entry level floor of the library, next to the Reference Desk. 

You may add value to a card by:
1.  Inserting $1, $5, $10 or $20 in the copy card dispenser at the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
or
2.  Going online to create an account at: 
 http://repro-ecommerce.ucdavis.edu/other/add-value-to-copy-print-card.html
*This is not a real time system so your account will be updated within 4 business hours (M-F, 8-5) of your order.

Assistance with Research & Library Collections

Reference Librarians are available to assist in locating books and providing research tips, during open hours (except Saturday).

Study Space: Carrels

Most carrels in the Library are assigned to Law students. Unoccupied carrels may be used by anyone until the assignee returns. Open seating is at tables in the Reading Rooms and at carrels 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.  Contact: 752-3327 or Circulation/Reserve desk

Access

The Mabie Law Library is available for law study or research during library hours. A collection of practitioner-oriented treatises, including CEB, Rutter Group and Witkin titles, are located in the Library's Reserve Area and circulate only for 4 hours.  All other books are shelved in open stacks with the exception of Rare Books and Archives.  For after-hours access, see section below on keycards that may be purchased by local attorneys.

Tours

Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour.