Access the Law Library

Resources for Graduates

The law library welcomes our law school graduates and encourages them to take advantage of the law library’s resources, including many of our online databases.

Access to the Law Library

Law school graduates are welcome to use the library’s print and online materials while physically present in the library. ​Graduates have access to the library at all times the library is open to current students. Library hours are available here.

Reference Assistance

Our law librarians are experts in legal research. They are available to answer questions about how to perform legal research and are able to assist you in locating legal information.

On-Campus Online Resources

Our graduates, while on-campus, will be able to access a number of specialized databases from our guest computers located in the Reading Room of the law library, including HeinOnline and BNA.

Westlaw

The law library currently provides graduates access to a limited public edition of WestlawNext on the law library’s two guest computers located in our Reading Room.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides law school former students unlimited access to its database for 6 months after graduation.

Wireless Access

The wireless network is available for graduates when you are visiting the law library. To obtain a guest pass to access the Internet, please see the circulation clerk. Note: The library’s databases are not available through the wireless network.

Printing

Printing in the law library is available to our community of law school graduates by using PaperCut, our pay-for-print system. Before you print, you must create a guest account on the PaperCut website where you will fund it using your credit card. The cost for printing is 10¢ per page. When using WestlawNext, you also have the option to email your documents for free.

Copy Machines

The law library has several photocopiers that are available to copy small portions of the law library’s print materials. Copies are 10¢ per page. The copy machines take cash or you can purchase a copy card. The copy card itself costs $1 and must be purchased with a $1 bill. After purchase, value may be added to the card with $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.