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LRC Resources for 1Ls

About this guide

Welcome to the LRC's LibGuide for 1Ls.  Here you will find information about resources at the LRC that can help you with your first-year coursework. Click on one of the tabs in the guide navigation to find more subject-specific resources for all your courses or look on this page to find out about general LRC resources and services.

Reference Assistance

Reference Desk Hours when classes are in session:  

Mon.-Thurs. 9am-6pm
Fri. 9am-5pm
Sun. noon-4pm

Phone: (619) 260-4612


Click here for Reference Desk Hours during Finals, Intersession, and Summer sessions. 

Textbooks, Course Reserves, & Past Exams

The LRC keeps all required textbooks for 1L classes on course reserve. These books can be checked out for 3 hours so you can do your class reading.

The LRC also maintains a database of online course reserves and past exams to help you study for exams.

Print and Online Study Aids

The LRC has a variety of print and online study aids available to students at no cost. Print study aids are on the reserve shelf across from the LRC circulation desk. Find out how to access online study aids in our guide:

Studying at the LRC

Need a quiet place to study? The LRC has ample tables and carrels for quiet and group study areas.

Study Room Reservations

The LRC has four study rooms that can be reserved by law students in 30 minute increments up to 3 hours per day. Check out our step by step instructions to reserving a study room for more information.


Printing throughout USD, including in the LRC is done through the wēpa system. Find out how to print and printing prices on the ITS Printing page.

The LRC also has two Lexis printers. Law students may print from Lexis+ to the Lexis printers at no cost.