You interact with reference librarians at the Reference desk when you have a question, but do you know their names? We’ve put up a display in the atrium exhibit case with info on all of the librarians who staff the Reference Desk. Find out who has a dog named George or a cat named Kittredge Harrington III! Who practiced law in Chicago before becoming a librarian? Who’s traveled to Norway or France? Check out the exhibit and meet your librarians!!
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.
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.
- Examples & Explanations (practice questions and answers)
- Nutshells (a broad overview of a subject)
- Hornbooks (in-depth treatment with extensive citations)
- Understanding Series (“concise, yet comprehensive”)
- Concepts and Insights (provides a basic theoretical foundation)
- Turning Point (a broad overview similar to Nutshells)
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!
The library now has an all-new set of tutorials on how to set up and use Juris-M (a variant of the Zotero citation manager that is optimized for legal use). If you’re interested in a more streamlined way to manage citation information for seminar papers or other uses, please take a look.
Construction activities related to Capitol Crossing require the city water department to shut off water to the Williams library building from 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday (11/20) and Tuesday (11/21).
There will be no access to restroom facilities or water fountains during that time in the library
Water will be working in all other campus buildings during this water shut down.
Please note items cannot be left unattended for extended periods of time, or overnight, in unassigned carrels or study spaces in an attempt to retain this space for your future use.
Materials left will be removed and held at the Circulation desk, then sent to DPS “lost and found” in the morning.
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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!
The library maintains a research guide on the Supreme Court and has recently subscribed to Proquest Supreme Court Insight, offering you unparalleled resources for research into the U.S. Supreme Court. Access decisions, records and briefs, petitions for writ and more. Please feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions when using these resources.