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Law: Welcome to 2021/22

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.


This page pulls together resources, videos and links for a Squire Law Library induction at the beginning of the academic year. They include:

  • Finding your way round the Squire Law Library
  • Using iDiscover - the libraries' catalogue
  • Introduction to Westlaw
  • How to get help


Book classification scheme

A short video explaining how the books are organised in the Squire Law Library.


Scanning, Photocopying and Printing

Below is a short (2 mins 30 secs) Youtube video to show you how to use the MFDs devices in the Squire Law Library.

UL Scan and Deliver

The University Library now offers a Scan and Deliver service for staff and students of the University.

Due to copyright restrictions requests must be for the purpose of personal research or study only.

Requests can be for one chapter of a book, or one article from a journal, from material held in the modern collections at the UL (special collections are excluded). It is possible to request up to 5 scans in a 24 hour period.

More details are available on the UL website.

It is also now possible to request material from the UL Special Collections. Further information available here.

Academic staff: please continue to forward any requests for scans for teaching (i.e. for Moodle) to your Faculty or Departmental Library. Scans for teaching are provided under the University's Copyright Licensing Agency licence and therefore need to be managed in a different way.

David Williams Building walk-around

The Squire Law Library is on the top-three floors of the law faculty (known as the David Williams Building) on the Sidgwick Site.

This facility allows you to virtually walk around the building and get a sense of the space and facilities.


Introduction to Westlaw

A five minute video on using Westlaw at Cambridge University.

Reading Lists Online

Some of your reading lists will be on a platform called Reading Lists Online (RLO). This allows you to see which are required readings and which are further readings and enables you to click through to ebooks and see print availability. Here is a short video explaining how to access materials through RLO.


How to access and use ebooks

Please note: this SMS video is not accessible with keyboard only access and some screen readers. Please use the YouTube version below if you experience any issues.

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How to get help

You can email us on

Telephone us on 01223 330077

Live chat with us via the widget on our website.

iDiscover Searching

The iDiscover catalogue pulls together the data from over 100 libraries within the University of Cambridge. This gives you access to a vast amount of resources. You can access both print and electronic materials and maintain your library account.


Accessing materials via Google Scholar

This short video, produced by the Engineering Library, shows how to change the setting in your Google account so you can click through to Cambridge subscriptions.

UL Click & Collect

The University Library is now offering a click and collect service for books held in the UL's modern collections. The service is currently open to University students and staff. Further information is available on the UL's website.

A short video is available below:

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that enables you to download articles that the University subscribes to, in one click.

Video transcript

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