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.
Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period will be in effect Monday November 27th and run through Saturday December 16th.
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.
As you begin to prepare for exams, supplement your assigned readings and review past exams with study aids found in the library. Study aids can clarify confusing concepts and even provide practice questions for your review. A variety of study aids are available and the best one to use depends on your course and individual study habits. Most of these books can be found in the Williams Reading Room (in the left hand alcove), with older editions in the stacks available for checkout.
CALI lessons are another useful exam review option. Over 800 interactive lessons prepared by law professors and librarians cover over 30 practice areas of law. Georgetown students can register for immediate online access.
Good luck with your studies!
We hope you’ve noticed that all of the new hydration stations are complete and we now have at least one on each floor. On the first floor, you will find one just outside of Legal Eats, while the second floor is on the right side of the Reading Room. Each of the other floors have a hydration station in the atrium now, so you can refill your water bottles where ever you are.
The Computer Learning Center (CLC) will be temporarily closed Monday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 17 while IST upgrades all 24 computers with new machines.
During this time, please take advantage of the public terminals and printers available throughout the library. Any questions can be directed to the Reference and Circulation Desks.
We appreciate your patience and understanding!
Each spring, the Law Library conducts a survey of our students. In 2017, 276 students responded to our survey, and we published summary charts of the responses back in April. Now we’re publishing a survey response, to show examples of changes to library facilities, content and services guided by the useful student input.
We have published the 2017 Law Library Survey Response, where you can see highlights of new hydration stations, new Xerox printers which may also be used for copying, scanning and faxing, the installation of white sound machines in group study rooms, and a new research guide on the history of civil rights in the United States.
We appreciate student input. Throughout the year, you are encouraged to send comments and suggestions through our suggestion page, and please keep an eye out for our next annual survey in
Welcome back! The library is here to serve your research needs and to provide you with a place to study. We are undergoing some changes which may create a few inconveniences this semester, but we look forward to serving you in an improved space when all the work is complete. While spaces for relocating library staff are being built, some study rooms have been taken offline, but these – and some new ones on the 5th floor — will be freed up as soon as staff are able to move.
The services and collections of the John Wolff Comparative and International Library have been reintegrated into the Edward Bennett Williams Library so that all of our collections are now under one roof. Wolff will no longer be a location for checking out books or retrieving requested books. All of that will now take place at the Williams Circulation Desk. All reference desk services have also moved over to the Williams Library, and we now offer a single desk for domestic and international reference questions. However, the contact information for reaching the foreign and international librarians remains active, so if you call 202-662-4195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance on foreign, comparative, or international law research, you will continue to receive responses.
For all other library services, come to the Circulation Desk at Williams or call 202-662-9131 or email email@example.com. You can also request Reference services by emailing the reference desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 202-662-9140, or Chat With A Librarian.
By the end of this week, the third floor of Hotung will offer 24/7 study space where the Wolff shelves have been removed. That space also includes printing facilities. Study rooms in this area will open up later this semester, once staff have been able to move.
The Wolff Library will be unstaffed starting Sunday, July 9, 2017. The study spaces on the 3rd and 4th floors of Hotung in the Wolff space will remain available until mid-August, when construction is scheduled to begin. Once shelving is removed from the 3rd floor of Hotung, all student seating will be moved onto this area, and this study space will remain available throughout construction.
For library services, come to the E.B. Williams Circulation Desk or call 202-662-9131 or email email@example.com. You can also request Reference services by emailing the Williams desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 202-662-9140, or Chat With A Librarian.
Due to office moves in the Williams Library, interlibrary loan lending is suspended until Wednesday, June 21.
The library is evaluating three models of white noise machines for use in group study rooms, and your feedback is wanted.
The devices under consideration are available for use now in Williams 522A, Williams 524, and Williams 535A. Users can provide feedback via a web form for each machine. The web address for each device’s feedback form is posted on a sign next to the machine in each study room.
Based on your feedback we’ll select a model to place in more study rooms in the future.
To check out the machines, reserve one of these three rooms using our online group study room booking system. (A Georgetown Law NetID is required.)
Here’s a preview of the three machines we’re testing:
Williams 522A (marpac brand)
marpac white noise machine in EBW 522A
Williams 524 (HoMedics brand)
HoMedics white noise machine in EBW 524
Williams 535A (HemingWeigh brand)
HemingWeigh white noise machine in EBW 535A