Summer Database Access and Borrowing Privileges for Graduating Students

Congratulations graduates of Yale Law School Class of 2014! As YLS alumni, you will continue to have access to the Law Library to study or prepare for the bar exam; however your borrowing, scanning, and delivery privileges will end August 15, 2014 (other campus library borrowing privileges end three months after graduation). Your Net ID and password will expire in October and you will only have access to Law Library databases from the terminals in the law library.

Your student access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg will end at various times over the summer and fall.

Westlaw: Graduating student passwords will expire at the end of May 2014. To get extended summer access through November 30, 2014, please register here.

Lexis Advance: Graduating 3Ls may register for a Graduate Program ID that will extend your access beyond graduation until December 31, 2014.

Bloomberg: Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.

Even though you will no longer have access to the Law Library’s databases, as Yale Alumni the law library has secured free access to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library of more that 1,800 law and law-related periodicals. You will also have access to JSTOR’s extensive collection of online scholarly materials thanks to the Association of Yale Alumni (you can read more about the Hein service here and the JSTOR service here).

The reference librarians are also available to help with your research and reference questions in person, via email, chat, or on the phone at 203-432-1606.

Congratulations and good luck!

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