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Fall 2020 Law Library Services and Resources: eBooks

There have been and continue to be changes to library services. This guide serves to keep our patrons informed of any changes to library operations.

Available from Rutgers Law Library

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library

This library includes a variety of subjects from the following series:

  • Examples & Explanations
  • Glannon Guides
  • Emanual Crunchtime
  • and more!


Law students and faculty now have access to 60-day free access pass to Bluebook Online.

Here are instructions for redeeming a key to set up a new subscription:

To request a key:

  • Faculty should email their liaison librarian
  • Newark students should email
  • Camden students should email

To redeem this key and set up an account, enter it at where it says "Bluebook Key Redemption" and follow the on-screen instructions to set up a username (unique and active email address) and password. You only use the key once. From that point forward, you access your account with your username and password.

The subscription is active 60 days from the date you redeem this key on the website.

After you set up your account you might need to log out and then log back in again to view site contents.

If a user previously had a Bluebook subscription that expired, it is easiest to set up a new account with a different email address. To extend an existing account, go to My Account at the top of the page, Extend My Subscription, select the radio button for My Account Renewal/Extension and enter the key where it says Redeem Your Bluebook Key and click Go.


Online Casebooks

Providing ebook equivalents, but limited to students who own a print copy of the title and who just can't get to their copy due to travel restrictions, leaving it in their dorms, etc.

They are making a title by title decision.  They advise students to call 800-833-9844 to see if their casebook is eligible.

Carolina Press
They will be to work one-on-one with professors to distribute time-limited ebook access to their students (The access codes will expire on June 1).  Professors can e-mail to make an inquiry and get the process started.

taking the same approach as Carolina Press.  My understanding is that you should contact our regional sales rep. Kristin Keeser at

Available from Rutgers Univ. Libraries

More from Rutgers Univ. Libraries

One way to find eBooks is to search through the Rutgers Libraries catalog here:

Log in for access to more options.

After you run a search, use the facets to the left of the results to limit the results to:

  • books, AND
  • available online.

HathiTrust Temporary Access Books

Rutgers patrons have access to many titles in our print collection through HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). We have added links in QuickSearch to all the ETAS monographs and multi-part monographs. In total, we added links to over 700,000 HathiTrust Temporary Access ebooks to QuickSearch.

For the Temporary Access books in QuickSearch, each link displays on the print record for the book. For an example, see: Each link is labelled "HathiTrust Temporary Emergency Access Service" and has a note explaining, "Rutgers has temporary access until physical collections reopen." When you click the link, you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password. Then you will be taken to the book's record in HathiTrust, where you will see a link saying "Temporary Access." Click "Temporary Access" and then click the yellow "Check Out" button to read the book.

These books have several unique characteristics to remember:

  • You must read the books in your web browser. The full text of Temporary Access books cannot be downloaded. It is only possible to download a single page.
  • Checkouts are in one-hour increments and will auto-renew if you are actively viewing the book.
  • Rutgers has access to a limited number of copies of each book (equal to the number of physical copies we have). If all copies are checked out, you will not be able to check out the book until a copy is returned.
  • Please return books as soon as you are finished with them so others can access the books.

Other Free Resources

OCLC is maintaining a growing list of this freely available content at which includes recommended options to access through OCLC services. We will continue to update this list as new information becomes available, so please be sure to bookmark this link and check back often.

eBooks elsewhere

Available from other Universities