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Remote Access to Library Resources

This guide contains information about remote access to library resources for Mitchell Hamline Law Students.

Online Study Aids

The Library is excited to announce that from now until June 30, 2020, Mitchell Hamline students can access online study aids from Wolters Kluwer!

The Wolters Kluwer Digital Study Aids Library contains around 200 popular study aids, including favorites like Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Emanuel Law Outlines.

You can access the digital study aids from the Library’s website, under Library Resources, or via this link: 

A sign in page will prompt you to sign in with your Mitchell Hamline credentials.

Once you are in, you can personalize your experience by selecting “Register” or “Log in” to create your own personal account. This will allow you to take notes, highlight, and add bookmarks to the study aids you are reading. This video tutorial can also show you around the study aids platform:

We know these are stressful times. We hope digital access to some of your favorite study aids will help alleviate some of your studying stress.

Electronic Resources

Remember that many Library resources are available to you online any time, anywhere. Below are links to some frequently used electronic resources.


To ensure that you are able to access the resources via our proxy server, please use the links provided on the Databases A-Z Page or through links in the Library catalog.


If you are unable to access the resources using the proxy directions, you may need to reset your password. You can find more information about updating your password here:


You can also access our Research Guides remotely. We have Research Guides on a variety of topics, including Indian Law, Long Paper Resources, Minnesota Legal Research, and first-year topics. 

Casebook Access

West Academic

  • West Academic is offering access to electronic casebooks for students at schools that are being moved to online classes.
  • This complimentary access will remain in place through June 1. 
  • Students interested in complimentary access must call West Academic: (877) 888-1330.

Lexis

  • Lexis is offering access to electronic casebooks on a title-by-title basis.
  • Students must call Lexis to determine if their casebook is eligible: (800) 833-9844.

Carolina Academic Press

  • Carolina Academic Press is working with professors to distribute time-limited eBook access to their students.
  • This complimentary access will remain in place through June 1.
  • Caroline Academic Press is requiring that professors who are teaching the classes to contact them about making the case books available online for their students. 
  • Professors should contact reference@mitchellhamline.edu for more information. 

Wolters Kluwer

  • Wolters Kluwer is working in partnership with VitalSource to provide free e-textbooks for students who lost access to their purchased book or library resources due to a shift from in-person to online classes. 
  • To get started, students should visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com and create a Bookshelf account with their Mitchell Hamline email address.
  • Once you have created an account, log in and click the "Explore" tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This tab provides access to the freely available e-textbooks.
  • Please note that at this time student downloads are limited to 7 titles and trial access will expire on Monday, May 25, 2020.