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New Student Orientation

Reference Librarians

The Law Library’s reference librarians are available to help you as you learn to conduct both legal and non-legal research.

  • In person at the reference desk
  • By phone in Harrisburg: (717) 541-3933


New Student Orientation

Welcome to Widener University Commonwealth Law School. The Law Library is here to help with your information needs. This web page contains links and information that will be useful to you during your first weeks of law school.

  • Preparing for Class
  • Facilities
  • Reference Librarians
  • Library Catalog
  • Suggested Readings
  • Study Materials
  • Using the Law Library

Preparing for Class

Although you will not get a passwords until classes start, both Westlaw and LexisNexis contain some information you can use without a password.

  • Westlaw's Law School Life contains several useful and short articles about the law school experience.
  • LexisNexis has some information for new students, including capsule summaries of several legal topics.


The Law Library facilities are ready for your use:

  • Computers
  • Quiet study areas
  • Group study areas