As a USF law school graduate, you're welcome to come back to Zief whenever you need to do legal research.
Access is free; all you need for post-graduation access is a bar card or your free USF alumni card. (Alumni cards are available during business hours from the law school’s Alumni Relations office in Kendrick Hall.)
Here are some ways you can use the Zief Library as an alum —
Studying for the Bar: individual grads are welcome to use the library to study for the July Bar Exam, and groups of recent grads may use group study rooms for collaborative study.
Visiting the library to conduct legal research using the many practice-oriented materials in our collections.
Consulting with Zief research librarians on research projects. If you're not in town, you can call, email, text, or chat.
Using library computers or our public wireless network for internet access. To log on, ask for a one-day user name and password at the Circulation/Reserve Desk each time you come to the library.
Using most of the diverse array Zief Library online legal research resources. The Zief research librarians can give you the full scoop on the full range of free and low-cost online legal research tools available to you after your law school Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law access ends. Here's just a small taste of what's available for on-site use by alumni:
- California practice guides from CEB via OnLaw
- Full-text law reviews, cases, federal statutes, regulations, and more from HeinOnline
- BNA's in-depth legal information sources and current-awareness tools
- Selected CCH Intelliconnect databases
- Ravel's online research service ("Advanced" plan with analytics)
- Fastcase — online legal research service with visualizations of results
Accessing a generous subset of WestlawNext via our "Westlaw Bar Patron Access Terminal" on the main level of the library.
Reading ZiefBrief or following us on Twitter (@usflawlib).
It's always great to see alumni back at Zief, and we look forward to working with you in the future, wherever your career takes you!