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Student Services

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Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many services the library has to offer. The law library can offer you a quiet place for research and study, collaborative space as well as group study rooms. Experienced librarians will work with you to teach you the skills you will need to perform effective and efficient research for success in law school and practice.

Need assistance with a specific research question? Take advantage of our reference services.  Chat or make an appointment with us today.

Our research guides can help as a starting point for an in-depth look at the resources used by subject, course, or topic. 

Not sure which library database has what you need?  Try our publication finder or discovery service for browsing.

What's New

Study Rooms / Collaboration Rooms Policies

Current students, faculty, and staff of Widener Law Commonwealth may reserve Study / Collaboration rooms.

Rooms will be available only when the library is open and staffed.

Rooms may be booked for up to 3 hours and the hours must be booked consecutively; one room per day. There are no back to back bookings allowed. 

If you do not stay for the full reservation time, you will forfeit the remainder of the time reserved.

Reservations may be made up to one week in advance. You will need to use your Widener email to book a room.

In the spirit of hospitality, if you or your group do not occupy the room within 15 minutes of your reservation's start time, the study room will be considered available for anyone to use.

If you properly procure a room through the online system, you maintain the right to use that room for the duration of your reservation.

If a room is not officially reserved, you will be allowed to use it on a first-come, first-served basis. Unreserved rooms are available for use by all. Any person or group using an unreserved room must vacate the room when approached by a group with a reservation.

Policies concerning appropriate behavior, food and beverage policies, and general use of library spaces align with the patron code of conduct policy. Everyone will be expected to adhere to reasonable noise levels. The Library staff reserves the right to deny excessive bookings in order to make the rooms available to other students when necessary.

The Library staff reserves the right to change or modify these policies at any time without prior notice. 

How to Print

Printing From Library Computers 

  1. Send a print job from any library computer to the default printer.
  2. Give your print job a name, that is how you will identify it in the print queue. You also have the option of giving your print job a password
  3. Go to a copier on the first floor of the library. Swipe your Widener ID Card at the small touch screen next to the copier.
  4. Select your print job and print. Be sure to select the correct print job. You will not be reimbursed if you release the wrong print job.
  5. Print jobs will expire after 30 minutes. 

Mobile Printing from Print Center 

Before you use mobile printing, you must activate your account by swiping your student ID in the touch screen device next to a library photocopier. You only need to do this once. 

  • Print Center 
    • Go to printcenter.widener.edu 
    • Login with your Widener username and password. 
    • Upload the document (must be one of the supported formats) you want to print. Your document is ready to print. 
    • You can change the print options (double sided, etc.). There is no color copying. 
  • Go to a copier on the first floor of the library or the computer lab printer on the second floor. Swipe your Widener ID Card at the small touch screen next to the copier. 
  • Select your print job and print. Be sure to select the correct print job. You will not be reimbursed if you release the wrong print job. 
  • Print jobs will expire after 30 minutes. 

Print Fees 

  • 8 cents per page. 
  • You get $32 per semester of print funds automatically.

How to Print

Assistance/Troubleshooting

  • Contact Brian Fearnbaugh for assistance (Email: bmfearnbaugh@widener.edu or Office Phone: 717.541.3963)

Mobile Printing from Print Center

*Before you use mobile printing, you must activate your account by swiping your student ID in the touch screen device next to a library photocopier. You only need to do this once.

  • Print Center
    • Go to https://printcenter.widener.edu/myprintcenter/.
    • Login with your Widener username and password.
    • Upload the document (must be one of the supported formats) you want to print. Your document is ready to print.
    • You can change the print options (double sided, etc.). There is no color copying.
  • Go to a copier on the first floor of the library or the computer lab printer on the second floor. Swipe your Widener ID Card at the small touch screen next to the copier.
  • Select your print job and print. Be sure to select the correct print job. You will not be reimbursed if you release the wrong print job.
  • Print jobs will expire after 30 minutes.

Print Fees

  • 8 cents per page.
  • You get $32 per semester of print funds automatically. (*Money is typically added in mid-August.)

Supported Formats

*Note: password-protected documents cannot be printed

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • PDF
  • Images
  • Text (CSV, RTF, and TXT)
  • Visio