All incoming students were sent registration information for Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law to their unique @georgetown.edu email from the library. If you can’t find the email, check your SPAM folder or the “Promotions” tab. Be sure to register before classes begin!
If you haven’t already, sign up for a library tour here. They’re available throughout Orientation Week.
Information to help you navigate your first week at Georgetown is available in our New Students Guide. It includes links to your first-week reading assignments, course reserves, library locations to know, library policies, course management systems information, and more!
Don’t hesitate to stop by any of the library service desks with questions, and we’ll be happy to help. You can find library hours listed online. Our reference team is available by chat, email, phone, and in-person.
We look forward to getting to know you over the coming year!
The Williams & Wolff Reference Desks will be closed on July 3 and 4 due to the holiday. We wish everyone a safe 4th of July and look forward to responding to your reference requests when we return on July 5.
For the most current library hours across all service points, consult this page.
The reference librarians at the Georgetown Law Library enjoy helping all of our current students, recent graduates, and alumni over the summer — as much as we do during the academic year. Whether it’s helping you navigate a research assignment or identifying materials you have access to remotely, we are happy to help you impress your colleagues, employers, or future references by connecting you with the resources you need.
You can access research assistance anywhere you have a reliable internet connection by using the Law Library’s chat reference service. To begin chatting, click here or look for green chat button in the upper right-hand corner of the library webpages. Our summer hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
Outside of regular business hours, you can always email us or leave a message by phone, and we’ll be happy to follow up with you when you return. If you like, you’re welcome to use any of our freely available subject-specific research guides and video tutorials. Alumni may find the alumni resources to be an especially useful place to start.
We wish you all a wonderful, relaxing, and productive summer!
This year, Inauguration Day will take place on Friday, January 20th. The Law Center — including the Law Library — will be closed. The Law Library reference desks in Wolff and Williams will close at 5pm the day before (Thursday, January 19th). Regular hours will resume Saturday, January 21st.
The details of the secure zone have not yet been released. In previous years, the zone has covered about 1.5 miles from K Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW on the north to Independence Avenue NE & NW on the south, and 2nd Street NE on the east to 23rd Street NW on the west. To be allowed into this area you must have and show current Law Center identification at security checkpoints.
For newcomers to DC, this Guide to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration provides some information about additional closures (e.g., Metro stations). Many locals will be staying home to avoid the commotion, which is expected to continue at least until the next day when the Women’s March on Washington will take place.