Author Archives: Barbara Monroe

Accessing WiFi at Other Universities

Law Center students may now use eduroam for WiFi access when studying at other universities. Eduroam is a secure worldwide wireless access service that enables students, faculty, and staff to use their home institution’s credentials to connect to the Internet from any participating institution.  See the eduroam website for more information.

Ebook Access

You may notice a change in the way you access some of the ebooks in the law library catalog.  If you access an ebook record and see something unexpected, try the following:

  1. If you click an ebook link and are taken to “eBook Library (EBL) – Law,” note the User Name and Password, and click the “Go” button.  Sign in with that same user name and password, or click “JoinEbook Central” to create your own.  Then search for the book to access the ebook record.  Please remember to Sign Out of the database when you are done.
  2. If you click an ebook link and are taken to a Georgetown login page, log in with your NetID and password, and then follow the directions in #1 above.
  3. If you click an ebook link and get a “Runtime Error,” try searching instead in the main campus library catalog.  If the ebook is not available via the main campus, try the law catalog again on Monday, when we hope to have the problem corrected.

If you have questions over the weekend, please contact the Circulation Desk at Williams (202-662-9131) or Wolff (202-662-4194).  See hours of operation here.



New York City’s Soda Ban

If you are interested in New York City’s much-discussed plan to block the sale of large sugary drinks by restaurants and other establishments, make sure to read Georgetown Law Professor Lawrence Gostin’s March 13th CNN opinion piece Banning Large Sodas is Legal and Smart

For more on the background of the ban, check out NYC’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Sugary Drinks web site, which includes links to selected relevant documents, and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog’s A Legal Guide to the Soda Ban Ruling, a short explanation with links to New York State Supreme Court documents, including the March 11 ruling.

Thirsty for more? Learn about researching the laws of New York City from the City of New York section of our New York Research-in-Depth Guide.

Book Giveaway for Georgetown Law Community

Beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2012, the Law Library will give away older editions of casebooks and study aids, as well as treatises and other materials.  The marked giveaway shelf is located in Williams Library in the Loewinger Lounge area of the Reading Room.  The selection of materials will be replenished on a regular basis, and all Georgetown Law students, faculty and staff are welcome to come and help themselves.

The Best Books of 2008–Available at Georgetown Law Library!

You don’t have to go to Border’s or Barnes & Noble to find the most popular books of the past year.  Check out these titles, named in the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2008, the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2008, Library Journal Best Books 2008, or Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles, 2008, available for you with a swipe of your GoCard!

More to come!

Happy 100th Birthday, Thurgood!

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s 100th birthday is today, July 2, 2008.

These books are available (some electronically) to help you celebrate:

Juneteenth–Black Independence Day

June 19th is celebrated as Black Independence Day–the day that Black residents of Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865.  The day has come to be known as Juneteenth, and is celebrated throughout the United States.

The Root, Henry Louis Gates’ web site, has a good Primer on Black Independence Day.  You can also come to the library and check out and read Ralph Ellison’s novel, Juneteenth.

You might also find the following titles interesting–they approach the issues of slavery and freedom from unique perspectives: Rebels, Reformers, & Revolutionaries: Collected Essays and Second ThoughtsWounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation; and Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America.  These are just some of the many resources our library offers on slavery and emancipation.  Find more using GULLiver.