The Law Library is located in the same site as the School of Law, within the Wills Memorial Building. It has an extensive collection and is open for over 70 hours per week during term time. Students can borrow books from the library for specified periods. They can also make use of law reports, journals and other materials unsuitable for borrowing during opening hours at the open seating provided. A vast range of legal databases and materials are also now available online for student
In addition to the computers provided at various sites on the campus by the University Computer Service (open 24 hours), law students have access to a large number of computers situated in the School of Law Computer Rooms accessed via the Law Library, which are available during normal Law Library opening hours.
All School of Law computers are linked to the internet for e-mail and Web access and run the Microsoft Windows 2000 and the Windows XP operating system, providing Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. Students are assigned a computer and e-mail username and password upon registration. They can thereby access the School of Law's intranet, on which can be found general information about the School of Law as well as information about specific units. They can also access legal databases to which the School of Law and Law Library subscribe.
The Law Librarian provides students with training on the use of legal databases. Further assistance on using the Lexis Professional database is also given by Student Advisors.
There is a dedicated computer officer within the School of Law, as well as effective Faculty-led assistance from a computer support team. A student IT adviser is also available to help with basic computing problems.