Library Services

The LRC is committed to providing the best possible research experience for its patrons.

  • Take our virtual tour or use our library location map to see our physical spaces. If you have a mobile device, our space is available through Google Indoor maps as well.
  • Check-out a variety of computer and mobile equipment at our Circulation Desk.
  • Need to prepare for a presentation? We have a video camera available for students to practice and view their presentation styles. 
  • Use our helpful microform-to-PDF machine as well as scanners, printers, and copiers.
  • Find our soft drink vending machine in the California room.
  • Find more services under student and faculty resources.

Study Rooms

There are 5 study rooms available in our upstairs Reading Room: LRC room 208, LRC room 209, LRC room 210, LRC room 212, and LRC room 214. To reserve a room for group study, USD law students and paralegals use our online reservation system.

Research Assistant Program

The RA program is a great way for students to interact with professors and learn good researching practices while working on interesting projects.

Printing at USD

You must register your USD printing account before printing from on or off campus.  Add personal email addresses to your printing account.

Guest Wireless at USD

When you are in the law library accessing guest wireless, please visit the electronic services office (RM 121) with questions and issues. To register and pay for guest wireless access, visit:

Library Account Services

You have many accounts as a USD member and the library account is one of them.  Use your library account when checking out any library materials.  You can place holds on materials through your library account.

Laptop checkout policy

USD patrons can check out Mac and PC laptops from the law library.


Pardee Legal Research Center
Pardee Legal Research Center
Main: (619) 260-4542
Reference: (619) 260-4612
Fax: (619) 260-4616

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