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Guides for free ebook access for law students

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Hello Law Students!

The Law Library has put together a list of your required textbooks by class! It is available for 1Ls here and for Upper-Level students here: … 2textbooks. These guides includes links to free electronic copies provided by the Law Library, links to the various online retailers, and the University Bookstore.

For titles available through the Lexis Nexis Digital Library, you may be prompted to enter our Library Access Code. If so, check the SIP post for further information.

For books published by Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, you should have received an email with details regarding how to access the ebooks. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or do not receive the email. Additionally, Aspen/Wolters Kluwer also offers the option to receive a printed copy of your textbooks for $49. This will be a loose-leaf copy so it will not be bound like a standard textbook. However, it is a good option if you prefer something in print. You can also receive loose-leaf copies of books that are not in our collection for $99. Ordering information can be found here on the SIP post.

For West Academic books, you will need to go to to create an account. Be sure to use your UB email address! You will then receive a verification link shortly afterward. Once logged in, you can scroll down under the “Materials Provided by My School” heading to find your textbooks. Once you find the correct title, simply click the book to add it to your shelf.

Finally, regarding print textbook access, the Law Library does offer access to physical copies of some required 1L coursebooks as well as some upper-level coursebooks for in-library use only. One copy will be placed on the 5th floor of the Law Library and available for reading inside the library without the need to check it out. The other copy will be located behind the Service Desk on the 2nd floor and will be available for a 2 hour loan. These may be used within the library only. We also have scanners on the 2nd and 5th floors if you would like to scan your readings ahead of time.

I hope you will find the Textbook Guide useful as you work on compiling your course materials, and that you will make use of our electronic resources and print Course Reserve Collection once classes begin.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Austin Waters
Student Services Librarian
University at Buffalo School of Law
221B O’Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-8595