Tours for New Students

Please join us for a tour of the library. There is no need to register, just meet in the atrium of the Williams library at the times listed below.

Tours for JD Students Tours include Williams library only, and last about 20-30 minutes.

  • Monday, August 24 at 4:30 (reserved for transfer and visiting students)
  • Tuesday, August 25 at 12:30, 2:00 and 4:30
  • Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00, 1:00, 3:30, and 4:30
  • Thursday, August 27 at 10:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 4:30
  • Friday, August 28 at 10:30 and 3:00

Tours for LLM Students. Tours include both Williams and Wolff libraries, and last about 30 minutes.

  • Wednesday, August 26 at 1:30 and 4:00;
  • Thursday, August 27 at 1:30


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Welcome to Georgetown Law Library!

The campus is more alive now that the students are returning! For those new to Georgetown Law, you should have received an e-mail from the library with information on registering your Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law passwords.  Please take care of that as soon as you can!

Also, check out our New Students Research Guide for all you need to know about our facilities, including printing, wi-fi, study rooms and even how to check out our books!

We’ll be posting updates regularly about library tours, library classes and other happenings in the library, so follow us on Twitter at @GtownLawLib or on Facebook.

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Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015

The Pharos printing system will be undergoing an upgrade today. During this upgrade individual printers will be unavailable at times during the day. There will be signage to direct you to operational print stations. Between noon and 1:00pm will likely be the biggest disruption as the new software is activated. If you need any printing assistance please visit the circulation desk in either the Williams or Wolff Library.
hacked printer

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Library Catalog Outage on Sunday, 8/16

GULLiver, the library catalog, may be unavailable for about 30 minutes to two hours some time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 16. Information Systems Technology (IST) is doing network upgrades. The rest of the Georgetown Law Library website will be unaffected.

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Prepare for your Interviews!

The library has a number of books with advice on interviewing in the legal marketplace. Be sure to check them out prior to your interviews. You can also use some of our databases to search for articles by your interviewer, cases they have worked on in courts and other great background info. Do your homework and stand out in your interviews!

Feel free to ask a reference librarian for assistance and good luck!

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Special Collections open by Appointment Only from August 17th – 21st

Special Collections will be by open by appointment only from Monday, August 17th – Friday, August 21st . If you need access to Special Collections materials during that week, please send an email to or call 202-662-9133. We will be open again during our regular hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015. Thank you.

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Limited Acccess to Reading Room, August 2-23

Due to the scheduled table refinishing, access to the Reading Room will be limited August 2-23.

Access is still available to the CLC and to the scanner, printer, and copier area. Most of the reference collection is still available, and reference services are available during the closure. Ask at the circulation desk if you need assistance.Reading Room

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Pew Research on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court

The Pew Research Center recently released an article  and report on public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. As the Court reached the end of another term, Pew conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults and found that 61% of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion of the court as opposed to 31% of Democrats. The article also looks at perception based on religion and race.supremecourt

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