Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be hosting two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to best research practices.

The training sessions will be:

All sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library.

To attend this training, please RSVP by clicking on the date above and registering for classes either May 23 or June 7.  For questions, please contact Andrea Muto, Research Services Librarian, or 202-661-6598.

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Extended Library Hours and Access Restrictions During Exams

Georgetown Law Library reading and exam period hours will be in effect Monday April 23rd and run through Tuesday May 15th.

During the reading and exam period, the Williams Library will remain open 24 hours. 

For the benefit of Georgetown students studying for exams, only Georgetown University students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the Friends of the Library program and Public Patron card holders will be admitted through the end of exams. Students from other law schools will not be admitted during this time.

Details about Circulation Desk and Reference Desk availability can be found on our Library Hours Calendar.

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Take the 2018 Law Library Survey

To all Law Students:

The Law Library is conducting its annual survey on our collections and services. Please take about a few minutes to give us your feedback.

Take the 2018 Law Library Survey

We promise to read every comment submitted, and we’ll do what we can to act on and respond.  Based on feedback in prior years, we added more filtered water stations, purchased additional book scanners, opened a self-service café in the Williams Library, added adjustable standing desks, and released the OneSearch platform which searches the library’s print as well as many of the electronic resources at the same time from one central location.

For the Spring 2018 Georgetown Law Library Survey, we will award four prizes of $50 which will be added to a Georgetown GoCard or given in the form of an Amazon gift card, depending on each winner’s preference. After completing the survey, you’ll have a chance to submit your email address for the drawing. We will keep the survey open through Monday, April 2nd and plan to announce student winners soon after this.

You can review a summary of survey responses from 2007 to 2017 on our website.

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Network Outage Friday Night Mar. 23

Repairs to network equipment in the Law Library will be taking place Friday, Mar. 23 beginning at 10:00 p.m. and lasting for several hours.  During that time, wireless and wired access to all devices will be unavailable in the library building.  Students are advised to use the network in other buildings on campus during that time.

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Online Reference available March 21

Although the Law Library is physically closed today (Weds. March 21), you will still have access to all of the online resources through the library website and catalog.

Reference help is also available from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. via email:

You can also send a chat message from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from our home page (click the chat box under the banner)

Also, you may leave a voicemail at the Reference phone: 202-662-9140

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Noise in the Library during Spring Break

The atrium floor in the EB Williams building is undergoing a much-needed cleaning which involves buffing with fairly loud equipment.  This will be going on through the remainder of spring break, so if you are in the library studying, you might want to consider moving away from the center and/or using earplugs.

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Webinar: How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online

The ABA is offering a webinar titled “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online.”

From the ABA’s email announcement:

We have presented this workshop at past ABA Annual Meetings and it is always extremely well received.  Law students can gain great benefit from this workshop, which teaches how to use a multitude of free online resources to complete legal and legislative research.  The program is free to ABA members.

The webinar is on Monday, March 19th at 1pm ET and will last one hour. For more information and to register, visit the program’s page at ShopABA.

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