Introduction to the Law Library


The Law Library staff are responsible for maintaining the collection and running the enquiry service. Lawlinks, the Electronic Law Library and Researching the Law are produced by the Law Librarian to help readers find resources.

The Law Library staff are located in the Academic Liaison office in D Block Floor 2 in the Templeman Library. They are able to help with enquiries during office hours - these vary and are listed on the office door. Voice mails can be left on the numbers below.


You can find most books at classmark K (Law). There are many books and journals relevant to law in other parts of the Templeman Library, so it's always best to search LibrarySearch for them, which also links to electronic versions of key texts.

Reading list system

The reading list system will show you the key resources for each of your modules and where they are located in the library. A link to the reading list will be displayed in Moodle also.

Law reports and periodicals

The Library subscribes to a large number of legal periodicals, both print and online. To check where these titles are available use the finding legal articles and finding case law guides to get you started.

Material not held in the Templeman Library may be borrowed from other libraries. The document delivery service is available to assist with this.

Offical Publications

Official Publications describes the holdings of the British Official Publications Collection and the European Documentation Centre (EDC). If you need help getting started with British official publications please try ourLibrary guide: British official publications (pdf).

Information guides

A number of guides are available from the Researching the Law pages.

Online services

The Law Library is committed to providing the best online services for law and subscribes to the major legal datasets. They can be accessed from the Electronic Law Library .

The internet

The internet is a major source for law and provides good access to the law of non-UK jurisdictions as well as many UK resources. A good starting point for accessing legal information is the Law Library's Lawlinks website. Lawlinks is a structured guide to legal materials on the internet and can be used to link into resources worldwide.

If you want to improve your research skills and understand more about the material you are using, there are a number of books on legal research skills at classmark KL155.


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Last Updated: 05/01/2018