Albany Law School’s library is the first library in the country to be using the LexisNexis Digital Library.
LexisNexis Digital Library is a new service that offers law students and faculty access to the largest collection of authoritative legal eBook content on all major mobile devices and desktop platforms.
The core of LexisNexis Digital Library is a customized website created by OverDrive.
Faculty and students log into the LexisNexis Library through the Albany Law School portal using their email/network id and password to be able to check out and return titles. Each eBook title has a check out expiration deadline of 2 weeks that automatically returns it to the library for use by others. Users can borrow up to 5 titles. They can place up to 2 titles on hold at one time and will receive an email notification when a title becomes available. Once the notice is sent, they will have 5 days to borrow the title. If they don’t retrieve it in time, the title will be made available to the next user on the list.
Through LexisNexis Digital Library, Albany Law School students and faculty currently have access to more than 3000 electronic legal titles (all Matthew Bender publications) in over 70 legal subject areas.
LexisNexis® eBooks are compatible with a wide variety of major devices, including Windows® PC, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Kindle™ (U.S. only), Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone. Similarly, LexisNexis Digital Library websites and mobile apps will work on all major devices.
Users can either check out the eBook and read it online through OverDrive or download the ePUB version to their computer or mobile device. Some titles are also downloadable to a Kindle. Either way, users can take notes right on the page that they are reading. The eBooks also contain blue hyperlinks to facilitate navigating through the book content and green hyperlinks that link directly to LexisAdvance content.
LexisNexis Digital Library also offers a cost savings by eliminating the cost of printed books and the need to replace books that users don’t return. More importantly, it gives students and faculty 24/7 mobile access to primary law, deskbooks, code books, treatises and more.