The library maintains a small collection of children’s books which can be found in the Loewinger Lounge on the left hand side of the Reading Room. We have books for preschoolers and some primary grade books, as well. Feel free to take a book home to your child or if you bring them on campus, feel free to share a book with them in the Loewinger Lounge.
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
The library has available for circulation several portable power packs. If you will be sitting someplace without power and you need to charge your laptop, pad, or phone, one of these chargers will allow you to run or charge your device.
Please see the staff at the Circulation Desk for this and other “cool stuff” – including phone and laptop charging cords – which you can check out for your use.
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.
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.
Have a GREAT graduation weekend!
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!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Are you ready for your summer internship? Don’t know what to expect from your summer job?
This Prepare to Practice session will cover the differences between completing research tasks in a job or internship setting and doing research for classes. We’ll go over some of the common pitfalls and show you some of the resources that you might encounter.
We know how important internships and summer jobs are to your future career prospects and goals — with these sessions the Library hopes to give you some support in meeting these goals, as well as assisting you with showcasing your skills and talents.
This session will be offered at:
Thursday 4/27 at 1 – 2 PM
Friday 4/28 at 10 – 11 PM and 3 – 4 PM
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From November 28 through December 17, unassigned Scholar Studies will be available for reservation in addition to our usual 21 group study rooms. Scholar Studies are smaller spaces that accommodate a limited number of students, 2 at maximum. These studies will require only one Law NetID and can be reserved up to 5 hours a day. Starting November 21 there will be a link on the Group Study Room reservation page to reserve these study spaces.