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Law Student Orientation

Important Information for 1L's, LLM's and Transfer Students

Library Hours

Research Databases

Law Library Database SubscriptionsAs a Washington University law student you have access to a huge number of databases in addition to the comprehensive legal research databases Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg Law. These include databases for researching legal periodicals, Congressional documents, Supreme Court Records & Briefs, historical records, and subject specific legal topics. You can find the Law Library's A-Z list of databases here.  

Borrowing Materials

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the book or article you need on WU campus or in a Mobius library? Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow it from libraries around the nation!

If a book or article you want is not available at any WU Library, you may request the item through Interlibrary Loan.


Before you make an ILL request, please make sure the item is not available on campus or through Mobius.Interlibrary loan.  Books can take anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks to arrive, so plan ahead!

 Journal/Law Review Members: Please see your publication's instructions about how to request items not available on campus. 

Reserves and Exams

Reference Services

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)