Important Notice for Students Taking Exams after May 15

New York Law School’s temporary access to casebooks, texts, and some study aids on the LexisNexis Digital Library will expire on Friday, May 15. This includes works published by Carolina Academic Press and LexisNexis. (It does NOT include works published by Aspen, Wolters Kluwer, Foundation Press or West Academic.)

We very much regret this inconvenience. We contacted representatives from both LexisNexis and Carolina Academic Press, asking for an extension. They declined our request, stating that their policies around licensing and royalties are very strict.

Thus, if you are preparing for exams using ebooks published by Carolina Academic Press or LexisNexis on the LexisNexis Digital Library, your access will terminate on May 15. However, if your exams are after that date, there are two ways that you can preserve the content you need:

Method 1: Use the LexisNexis Digital Library’s print function for the sections of the ebooks that you need. When you navigate to a chapter, you have the option of printing a section, which is the full text of that chapter. Choose “print”, and then use the “print to PDF” feature. The PDFs that you create can be saved to your computer for permanent use. Unfortunately, you cannot choose to print an entire book; you can only go section-by-section, which is chapter-by-chapter for the chapters you need. Make sure to do this before May 15.

Method 2: Ebooks you download on LexisNexis Digital’s new platform will probably remain available to you for 14 days. If you haven’t used the new platform, you can go here: Our institutional code is nyls. Remember to use your NYLS network ID, not your Lexis login credentials, to use this resource. The new platform works best on the Chrome browser. You can also use the new platform on the LexisNexis Digital Library app, available for free on Google Play and the App Store. Once you have chosen “Read” for an ebook, it is automatically downloaded to your mobile device. Make sure to do this before May 15.

The publishers’ representatives could not guarantee that Method 2 would actually work.

Also, please note that the May 15 expiration affects only the group of Carolina Academic Press and LexisNexis publications that were provided to us temporarily, in response to the COVID crisis. A large collection of other useful study aids and treatises will remain available to students indefinitely on the LexisNexis Digital Library. If you’re uncertain whether the works you need are expiring, don’t hesitate to contact us at .