California Western students or employees who wish to use material which our Library does not own should check with the Interlibrary Loan Librarian to determine the location of the books or documents needed and the feasibility of arranging an interlibrary loan or securing a photocopy.
Quite often the material is most conveniently available at a local library and can be used there, but check with the Librarian to verify the bibliographic information, the names of the libraries which own the books, and the terms under which they can be used.
We do not request materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan for any patrons other than California Western students and employees.
Audio and video tapes are included in our online catalog and are housed in the Reserve Room. Commercial tapes may be checked out to any authorized CWSL patron for a 24 hour time period.
We also have tape recorders and headphones which can be checked out for use in the building.
CWSL students may view video tapes in any of our study rooms with TV and VCR equipment. Other patrons authorized to check out video tapes must go off-campus to view these tapes.
Most course reserve videos and CDíS circulate for two hours and may be checked out only by CWSL students. Students are encouraged to view course reserve tapes in the Study Rooms with video equipment.
Practicing Law Institute's Interactive Courtroom is available for checkout at the Reserve Desk. It must be used in the Student Computer Lab, and is available only to CWSL faculty, students and authorized attorneys enrolled in our Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy (ICDA).
A California Western I.D. card or ICDA registration must be presented for use of these materials. Technical questions about these special programs should be directed to the Computer Research Librarian during regular working hours.