Visiting Scholars


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).  Visiting Scholars may request to borrow new books at the Circulation desk.

Faculty Publications

The Mabie Law Library maintains an archive of Law faculty publications and exhibits selected faculty publications in the corridor leading to 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:

Visiting Scholars have borrowing privileges.  For more information on the procedures for borrowing, returning, renewing and interlibrary lending of books and other materials are found at the Circulation Services web page.

Current-Awareness: Alerts & Newspapers

Visiting Scholars may track current developments in the law and other areas of interest via e-mail alerts. Reference librarians can provide assistance setting up the search queries to activate these automatic searches in Lexis and Westlaw or activating table of contents e-mails for specific publications from other vendors such as Bloomberg BNA, CCH, or CILP (a weekly index to legal periodicals).

Newspapers & Magazines:
Copies of the Davis Enterprise, The Economist, Los Angeles Lawyer, Ms., New York Times, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Business Journal, Sacramento Lawyer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Attorney and Wall Street Journal are available weekdays in the Darling Reading Room.

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

The Information Technology "I.T."department provides desktop support for all computers and printers in King Hall and maintains a Computer Lab for UCDavis Visiting Scholars. Visiting Scholars are also provided with a campus e-mail account, wireless access, printing accounts, and personal backed-up data storage drives -- for details visit the I.T. department. Contact: 530-752-7569 or

Computers in the Library on Level 3 may be used by anyone for research, but are not available for email or word processing.


Your ID card will allow to you to use the photocopy machine located in the Stack area on Level 3.

Assistance with Research & Library Collections

Reference Librarians can provide assistance with print and online legal research during open hours-- via email or by telephone at 530-752-0210. You may also schedule an appointment with a Reference Librarian to discuss individual research needs.

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. Open seating is at tables in the Reading Rooms and at carrels marked X on the floor plans. Items of value should not be left unattended.  Click hereto read study carrel use guidelines. 

When possible Visiting Scholars will be assigned a shared office.  For general inquiries or help with legal research, please contact the law librarians at


Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour.