Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Now Available Online!

Wolters Kluwer, publishers of Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Emanuel study guides are now available online. You can view pdf and ePub versions online (must access through VPN). You can also download study aids to view offline through the app.

In order to download offline study guides, take notes, and highlight, you must create a “personalized” login through the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Just follow these steps:

Visit ebooks.aspenlaw.com when connected to UCI Law’s VPN. For instructions on VPN access, see here: https://www.law.uci.edu/library/about/computing.html

You should see the following page. Click on the drop down menu next the “UC Irvine School of Law” in the top right corner of the website (circled in red).*Disclaimer: You will need to access ebooks.aspenlaw.com through the UCI Law VPN and sign in with your personalized account in order to download study guides and the app onto different devices. Any annotations made offline will not be reflected online.

Click the “Personalize” tab and create an account using your lawnet email address.

Once you have created a personalized account associated with the UC Irvine School of Law, you can download the app to view/annotate study guides offline.

As always, if you have any questions or problems gaining access, feel free to stop by the law library. We are always happy to help!

Hours – Reading & Examination, Summer

Our hours are different in late April and early May because of Reading & Exam period. After that, hours will change again for the summer. Check our up-to-date calendar: Law Library Hours.

Our visitor policy is also different during the Reading & Exam period so that our space is conducive to study. During that time only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

Related links: UCI Law Academic Calendar | Law Library Hours

Historical California legislative publications

are now available in HathiTrust, the home of scanned materials from research institutions and libraries. The new collection* is called “California Legislative Publications 1850-2009” and includes scanned versions of:

  • bills,
  • statutes (“Chapters”),
  • bill histories,
  • constitutional amendments,
  • final calendars, and
  • other materials.

These materials can supplement research into primary materials for the legislative history of California statutes, which we cover briefly in the “State Laws” section of our Research Guide to Legislative History. libguides.law.uci.edu/legislative_history/state

Legislative history can be a complex area to research, and librarians often suggest starting with a secondary source. In California, that can include the January issues of the University of the Pacific Law Review, where new state legislation has been summarized every year since 1971.

* See “Thousands of Historical California Legislative Publications Digitized and Openly Available Online!” at hathitrust.org/blogs/perspectives-from-hathitrust/thousands-of-historical-california-legislative-publications