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Using the Law Library

For students, faculty, alumni, and legal professionals.


Access to the Library

Access to the law library is primarily for the use of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Widener University.

Visitors may use the library for research purposes or to access Federal Depository Library Program documents.

Classes may not be held in the law library unless they are affiliated with Widener University and approved in advance by the Director.

Borrowing Policy

The collection of the law library is intended primarily for legal research. For that reason, the majority of the materials do not circulate so that they will be available to all who use the collection.

p>Students, faculty and staff of the School of Law and of Widener University are entitled to borrow circulating items.

Law School Alumni and Members of the Bar may obtain a Visitor's Card which provides them with limited borrowing privileges for circulating items. Law School Alumni may borrow six circulating items, and Members of the Bar may borrow three circulating items.

Library materials may be renewed by logging into your library account at:

Access to Bloomberg Law, LexisAdvance and WestlawNext

Law School students, faculty and staff may use Bloomberg Law, LexisAdvance and WestlawNext for educational purposes only.

The library does not perform searches for persons not affiliated with the law school.

Access to Electronic Resources

Inside the library, any user may access selected resources available through the online databases.

Off-campus access to the library databases is restricted to Law School students, faculty and staff. Login requires the number printed above the barcode on the back of the Widener ID.

Visitors are permitted to use designated computers to search the library catalog, databases, and to access Federal Depository Library Program electronic materials. Assistance in searching the online catalog or accessing the available resources is provided by Reference Librarians as needed.

Photocopying & Printing

There is a fee for making photocopies or printing.

$.10 per page or $.15 per double sided copy. 

If you want to purchase a copy card, you must use a $5.00 bill to purchase a copy card.  The cost of the card is $2.00 and the remaining balance on the card will be $3.00.  You can use any bill to add value to the card.