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Widener Law Commonwealth Library Resources


Library Hours

Monday 7:30am - 12am
Tuesday 7:30am - 12am
Wednesday 7:30am - 12am
Thursday 7:30am - 12am
Friday 7:30am - 12am
Saturday 7:30am - 11pm
Sunday 8:30am - 12am

Starting Your Research

Online Study Aids

Accessing the Online Collection

  1. Go to library card login page (make sure to use the library card login)
  2. Choose your institution from the drop-down list
  3. Use the first part of your Widener email, followed by a 1, and enter as your library card number: example - jmdoe1
    • Some students might need to try adding 20 at the end of the first part of your Widener email, instead of 1: example - jmdoe20
    • Some students might need to remove existing numerals at the end of the first part of your Widener email, and only add 1 at the end: example - jmdoe2 changes to jmdoe1
  4. You can personalize your experience by creating a “sub-login.” Once you are logged in to your institution, click "To Personalize Login or Create Account" to create a sub-login
  5. Click "Sign Up"
  6. Fill out the form to create a sub-login
    • In order to highlight and take notes, etc., you must create a sub-login account​​​​​​

(Additional information on our Study Aids page.)

Accessing the Online Collection

  1. Go to your LexisNexis Digital Library page
  2. Sign in with your school’s credentials:
    1. User ID Widener email address
    2. Password/PIN Widener photo ID number (first 7 digits)

(Additional information on our Study Aids page.)

Accessing the Online Collection

  1. Go to the West Academic Study Aids Subscription website.
  2. Create an account using your Widener email address. 
  3. After your account is created, you can sign in to your account anytime, anywhere.

(Additional information on our Study Aids page.)

Study/Collaboration Room Reservations

In order to accommodate as many students per day as possible please note the following guidelines:

  • Please use the website, Canvas Library Resources, or the QR code on the door of the room to reserve a study room.
  • There are seven rooms available for reservations.
  • You may reserve one room per day.
  • You may reserve a three hour block per day.
  • There are no back to back bookings allowed.
  • Please verify your email and booking from your confirmation email.
  • Please check in and check out of the room from your verification email.

Need Assistance?

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Meetings/Appointments/Reference Assistance are available for a maximum of 60 minutes per appointment. Click the info icon next to the name of a librarian to schedule an appointment. We suggest making an appointment in advance to guarantee that someone is either on site to help you or available to meet via Zoom or Teams.