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How to get help when you are away from Brooklyn Law School

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Even if you are not in the library or even if library staff is not in the library, you can still get help.  Email, call, text or chat with us - our contact information is below.

Online Study Aids

Lexis' Digital Library Platform

A few study aid series are available for free through the end of the semester through Lexis' Digital Library Platform.  They are the Understanding Series, CAP Questions and Answers, and CAP Mastering Series. See links below. Lexis recommends Chrome over other browsers when using the platform.  Sign on to the platform with your BLS username and password.

Understanding Series

CAP Questions and Answers

CAP Mastering Series

West Academic Study Aids

If you already have a West Academic account, please sign-in at and verify your BLS email address.

Personalize your experience by creating a West Academic account.

Creating a West Academic account allows you to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for offline access, and more.

1. Go to

2. Click 'Create an Account' in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts

3. Setup your account, sign-in and verify your BLS email address

Once your account is properly set-up, you can log-in independently from the BLS network. If you are off-campus, you will need to implement the proxy instructions.

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library

The Wolters Kluwer library is available from now through July 1, 2020. Due to the shift from on-campus to remote learning, you can now access all thirty-eight of Wolters Kluwer’s popular Examples & Explanations titles, as well as other world-class study aids, through an online subscription available at ebooks.aspenlaw.comThe Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library includes the complete collection of titles from the most popular study aids:

  • Examples & Explanations series
  • Emanuel Law Outlines
  • Emanuel CrunchTime series
  • Glannon Guides
  • Casenote Legal Briefs
  • Academic Success series
  • Inside Series
  • Friedman’s Practice Series

If you are running into difficulty using the ebook platform, follow along with a Youtube tutorial.

To access, you will need to be on-campus or to have implemented the proxy instructions in a browser. 

An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know

This video library is now freely accessible to students through May 31, 2020.  To obtain access to the videos, law students can create a CasebookConnect account here.  The authors provided sign up instructions here.

BLS Library Contact Information

Reference Desk:

Phone: (718) 780-7567

Text: (718) 734-2432


Chat with us using the chat box below:


Access to Electronic Resources

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources (other than Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg Law):

To access many of the Library's online resources, you need to first install the proxy server in one of your web browsers.  Instructions on how to do this can be found at: Once the proxy server is installed, use that browser to access Library databases.

For username and password problems with Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg, contact:

Westlaw: 1-800-850-9378 

Lexis: 1-800-455-3947

Bloomberg: 1-888-560-2529

Online Access to Library Databases and Resources

BLS Library Database List: For off campus access implement the proxy instructions

SARA BLS Library Catalog:  For access to BLS e-books and other electronic resources

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, certain databases are offering additional scholarly content for free to subscribing libraries.  Those databases are listed below. Remember to first implement the proxy instructions if accessing these databases from off campus.

Project Muse


RedShelf is offering free e-books until May 25, 2020.  Limit is 7 books per user.

American Economic Association Journals are now open access until June 30, 2020.


Access the Library's Google calendar to see the day's hours of operations.