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October 21 - 30 - Open Memo Research Help Drop-In Hours

Don't just free fall, stop by the library to get help with your open memo research from one of the reference librarians.

Room N100C (library training lab).

Mon 10/21: 12-1:00 pm

Wed 10/23: 12-1:00 pm

Sat 10/26: 2-3:00 pm

Mon 10/28: 12-1:00 pm

Wed 10/30: 12-1:00 pm

(We can also help with Bluebook citations). 

September 3, 2019 - Open Memo Research Workshops

Library Research Workshops for 1L Open Memo

Pence Law Library

From October 7th through 11th, the law library is hosting 30-minute research workshops related to the open memo problem. Librarians will talk about search strategies and how to find sources using Westlaw Edge. All workshops will be held in N100C on the first floor of the library.

Sign up for a session here: https://forms.gle/ovdBUTMkfLtk1aQN6  

August 19, 2019 - Welcome & Welcome Back

 

Hours

The library is staffed until midnight each night and is accessible 24/7 to the WCL community. Just swipe your ID card for after-hours entry. 

Study Aids

The library provides free electronic access to the following study aids:

Casebooks & More

The library has copies of all 1L casebooks and select upper level casebooks on closed reserve for three-hour checkout. Ask for your book at the circulation desk.

Borrow laptops, chargers, standing desks, bookstands, umbrellas, and more from the library.

Group Study Rooms

To reserve a group study room:

  • Login to MyWCL with your network username and password
  • From the tool bar on the left, under the Pence Law Library, select Study Room Reservation System
  • Select the room number, the day (the current day is expanded – scroll down to view other options for the current week), and the time you want to reserve by clicking on any time slot that says reserve
  • A separate window will open with information about the room – select your time window using the drop down boxes and click save
  • You can book up to 2 hours per day in 15 minute increments for the current week; you can split up the two hours in any way that fits your schedule
  • You will receive an email confirmation indicating the room and time of your reservation
  • Reservations you make will appear in blue, and you can log in and edit the reservation if your plans change
  • If you have problems using the online room reservation system, contact mywcl@wcl.american.edu

More Library Info

For more information about library services, visit the library’s website.

Questions?

Contact Shannon Roddy, Student Services Librarian