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law library


Opened in 1996, the $13 million, four-story law library provides a technologically advanced and comfortable environment for study and research.

Home to the Law School's extensive physical and virtual collection, the library accommodates nearly 600 people in seating ranging from upholstered chairs to study tables and carrels. It is designed to meet both individual and group study needs, for access to the campus network, for video, web and cable viewing.

An attractive red-brick structure with a central atrium, the library includes workstations for searching Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw databases and other online tools. The Daniel Coquillette Rare Book Room contains one of the most extensive collections of rare law books in the country.


Library staff members are willing and able to assist in the use of the facility's resources. Librarians, all with advanced degrees, provide formal legal research instruction in conjunction with faculty in the first-year Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing program. They also teach an advanced legal research course, and lecture in a variety of workshops in the Legal Research Lab. And of course, they are always available to help with the most difficult legal research questions. The answer is never very far away; the library's membership in various library consortia makes resource-sharing easy and efficient.

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