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Visiting Scholars


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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, RIA 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.


Visiting Scholars will be given keycard access to King Hall for after-hours access to all areas of the Library, except for  the Reserve section.   For problems with entering the building after-hours, please see the I.T. department (see the Desktop Support & Computer Services  below). 

The keycards, which have photo identification, can be used to check materials out of the Library collection.

To activate check out privileges fill out a Patron Registration form.  The form is available at the Circulation desk in the Library Lobby.

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: 752-7569 or

Visiting Scholars will be given keycard access (see Keycards above) to King Hall for after-hours access to all areas of the Library, except for the Reserve section.

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 (except Saturdays) -- in person, via email or by telephone at 752-0210. You may also schedule an appointment with a Reference Librarian to discuss individual research needs.

Study Space: Carrels

Open seating is at tables in the Reading Rooms, at carrels marked X on the floor plans and/or window carrels.  Click here  to read study carrel use guidelines. 

When possible Visiting Scholars will be assigned a shared office.  To inquire about a shared office, please contact Peg Durkin at or call (530) 752-3340.


Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour.