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The Seattle University Law Library collection is distributed on four floors. Find the location of specific materials in the catalog.

2nd Floor


Find these resources behind the Reference Desk:

  • Washington primary materials
  • Federal materials: United States Code, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), American Jurisprudence (AmJur), Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS)
  • Legal journal indices
  • State codes
  • Superseded Washington materials


The most popular library materials are located in the Reserve room behind the Circulation Desk.

  • Study aids: Nutshells, Hornbooks, Examples & Explanations, Gilbert, Emmanuel
  • Course reserves
  • Practice exams (1972-2003)
  • Videos/DVDs
  • Current looseleaf services
  • ALI Restatements
  • Form books
  • Practice aids: Washington Practice series, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, deskbooks and court rules

Micromedia Room

Located within the Reserve room, it contains the microfiche/microfilm collection along with the microform machines and video/DVD viewing stations.

  • International, federal and state materials
  • Bar journals
  • Washington Briefs
  • UN documents

Walkover & McNaughton Collections

Located in the alcove under the stairs on the main floor of the library.

  • Recreational reading: fiction and non-fiction selections

3rd Floor

In addition to carrels and study rooms, the third floor of the library houses the following materials:

  • The Culp Collection
  • Washington materials (duplicates)
  • Federal case law and digests
  • The California Digest and Reports
  • The Pacific Digest and Reports
  • American Law Reports (ALR)
  • Treatises (Call numbers A - KEZ)

4th Floor

The 4th floor has been designated the quiet zone with many carrels and study rooms.  Materials housed there include:

  • Treatises (Call numbers KF - Z)
  • Washington CLE materials

Court Level

Take the library elevator down to the basement to access the following materials:

  • Older law reviews and journals
  • Regional reporters
  • General and Dicennial Digests
  • Commonwealth materials
  • Archival materials
  • Rare books

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