Study Aids

Accessing Blackboard

Blackboard is a learning management system (LMS) that enables professors to communicate with students, post course materials and announcements, email students, etc. Students can also communicate with each other using discussion boards and work collaboratively and independently in small groups using the virtual group space area. For more information about Blackboard, visit the IRT Blackboard Help and Support page.

To access Blackboard, click on the "Tools" link in the St. Thomas website banner. Select the Blackboard link from the "Tools" list. Enter your St. Thomas username and password and click "logon." Once you log in, you can view the courses you are enrolled in on the righ hand side of the page. You will not see the course if the professor has not made it available yet.

If you need assistance using Blackboard, please contact IRT bt email, irthelp@stthomas.edu or phone at 651-962-6230.

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

Our subscription to the CALI library includes over 600 lessons covering 32 legal education subject areas. Faculty and students can access the CALI exercises via CD-ROM (available from the library service desk) or via the web at cali.org. Please stop by the library service desk or call us at ext. 2-4900 for a CALI authorization code. Librarians can help identify CALI lessons that would be useful to you.

Course Reserves

Many professors place books and other materials on reserve for students. You can determine whether a professor has places materials on reserve by doing a course search or an instructor search in ClicNet. Do not hesitate to stop by the circulation desk if you need help locating materials for a particular course.

Final Exams Online & on Reserve

Many professors place sample midterms and final exams on reserve for their students. You can determine whether a professor has placed a final exam on reserve by doing a course search or an instructor search in ClicNet. Do not hesitate to stop by the circulation desk if you need help locating exams for a particular course.


Library Hours *

Fall Semester Hours

M- Th:  7:45AM - 9:00PM

Fri: 7:45 AM - 5:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sun: 5:00PM - 9:00PM (card access only)*

 

Winter Break Hours

M- F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat & Sun: Closed (card access only)*

Christmas and New Year's:

Weds, Dec 24 - Sun Jan 4: Closed

 
Reference Hours

M - Th: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Fri: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

*Law students, faculty & staff have after hours access with a UST ID until 2:00AM.