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Widener Law Commonwealth Library Resources


Library Hours

 Regular 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 10am - 10pm

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*The following services are intended for students, faculty / adjuncts, and staff.

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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.  

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
    • Students that started 8/23 will need to remove existing numerals at the end of the first part of your Widener email, and add 23 at the end: example - jmdoe12 changes to jmdoe23
  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 Rooms / Conference Rooms

*Study / Conference Rooms are restricted to students, faculty / adjuncts, staff, and alumni studying for the bar. You must use your email to reserve a room.

To accommodate as many students per day as possible, please note the following guidelines:

To reserve a room, please use the link provided below, or through the Canvas Library Resource tab, or the QR code on the door of the room. 

Make a Reservation

There are seven rooms available for reservations. At this time, Rooms 7 and 8 are the ASF rooms and are not available for reservations. The library classroom is also not available for reservations in this system. 

Study Rooms may be booked from 30 minutes up to 3 hours at a time. You are allowed up to 6 hours per day.

You will receive verification emails. Please check in and check out of the room from your verification email. You may be asked for your room approval email, so please retain it.

If a room is not officially reserved, you will be allowed to use it on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.