We are very happy to announce that although WCL and the Pence Law Library remain closed, the law library will begin limited services on Thursday, July 2nd and will continue these services Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 3 pm. Library staff will check out print materials, receive book returns, and scan materials. To make a request, use the catalog or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that at this time reserve materials may not be checked out, and we are unable to scan pages from casebooks. All scanning requests must comply with copyright laws. You will receive an email when your books are available and to arrange to pick them up at designated times.
Interlibrary loan may also be available for books and materials that are not in our collection. Email us at email@example.com with your request, but please understand that many libraries are still closed and this service may either not be available or may be very slow.
WCL students have access to thousands of e-books, journals and periodicals, so be sure to check our holdings in the library catalog or our e-titles finder (for e-books and journals) before you make an ILL request.
Need help with your research? Contact our reference librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations, AUWCL class of 2020!
May graduates have access to all library databases until September 1, 2020. Use our A-Z Databases list to access all databases and login through the proxy server with your AU username/password.
Free Westlaw access for 18 months after graduation. Go to lawschool.westlaw.com to extend your account and access Westlaw Edge, Practical Law, Practice Point & more.
2020 graduating law students will have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law through June 1, 2021.
Free, automatic Lexis Advance access until February 28, 2021.
Free, remote access to the HeinOnline Law Journal Library and ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals & the Fastcase federal
and state case law collection via Hein (access through the link on your CareerLink homepage).
Once we reopen, call us or stop by the circulation desk for an alumni library card so that you can check out materials from the library.
Reference librarians are happy to help alumni with research. Contact us at email@example.com or 202-274-4352.
Visit our Alumni Services page.
Check out our WCL exams database!
Access past exams using your MyAU login information. A great way to review for your exams is to read through old ones!
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).
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
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.
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:
More Library Info
For more information about library services, visit the library’s website.
Contact Shannon Roddy, Student Services Librarian