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1L Library Resources and Information: Home

This is an introductory resource guide for 1Ls.

Welcome 1Ls!

Password Information

Registration information and passwords are emailed to students during orientation week. The email includes registration for the following platforms. Contact Stephanie Wilson with any questions.

  • Westlaw (with TWEN access)
  • Lexis+
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Quimbee
  • CALI

Need help registering for Westlaw/TWEN and Lexis+?

The short videos on the next tab will demonstrate registering for Lexis+ and Westlaw. The Westlaw video also demonstrates how to find your course materials on TWEN.  

These short videos will help you register for Westlaw, set up TWEN, and register for Lexis+. 

Public Services Law Library Staff

Our reference librarians have practiced law and spent many years teaching students, alumni, and lawyers how to research. We love working with students and are available to help you in person or via email, Zoom, or phone. (the reference desk can be reached at 206-398-4225).

Fall semester hours: (check for holiday closures and any changes):

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Contact: / 206-398-4225


Our circulation staff love working with students. They can help you check out materials, troubleshoot database problems, sign up for a study room, or find material. Contact them at

Study Aids & Resources

Online Study Aids

Use the Study Aids guide to browse all available study aids by series (Questions & Answers, Nutshells, etc.), by subject, or for exam prep.


Quimbee is an online collection of study aids, case briefs, course outlines, video tutorials, practice exams, and much more.  Complete this form to receive a registration link. Links are issued within one business day of the request.

Already have an account? You can link your existing account to the SU subscription. Complete the registration request to receive directions.

Digital Library

Digital Library lets you read, highlight, and annotate casebooks and study aids from a variety of publishers, including the popular Questions & AnswersUnderstandingNutshell, and Short & Happy study aid series. This resource is growing, so please check back for newly-added titles and series.


Short for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, CALI provides online study lessons and podcasts about all law school course topics. You will need a registration code to access CALI. Send an email to requesting the CALI code to register.

Other Online Resources

Library Homepage and Catalog

Our library homepage is the access point to find e-books, online resources, and print materials in the SU Law Library, SU's Lemieux Library, and libraries in our inter-library loan systems.  Online items can be checked out with your SU email address and password. 

Law Library Research Guides

We maintain 37 unique online guides about researching specific topics and to help you research successfully in externships, summer jobs, and as law journal staff. Be sure to check and bookmark our newest guide: library services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will use this guide to keep you informed about any changes to library access and services. 

Law Databases

The Law Library also provides you with specialized research databases. View the complete list on our databases page.

Print Study Aids

For information about print study aids, see our print study aids guide.

Exam Taking Resources

Prepare for exams with our exam taking resources guide.

The law library has copies of all 1L course textbooks that you can use when your copy is unavailable. (We do not have copies of upper division course books.) Find your textbook by running a title search in the library catalog.  The checkout period is either 2 hours or overnight.

Borrowing Books

  • All our print and online books are listed in the law library catalog. You can check books out in person with your student ID card or online.
  • This short video shows how to search the catalog and request a book. 
  • You will receive an email when your items are ready to be picked up either in the library or on the hold shelf just outside the library entrance. 

Studying in the Library

The Law Library is open! 

  • The 3rd and 4th floor study areas are open daily.  Check our hours for current information. "Reading Room" means places where you can study.
  • Study rooms are available for group study. They need to be reserved in advance (your reservation cannot exceed 2 hours).


Before you arrive:

  • Complete the online health screening prior to entering Sullivan Hall. (The screening must be completed each day before entering the building.)
  • You will need to wear a face covering the entire time you are in Sullivan Hall or the Law Library. 


Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning

Library Printers

The Law Library's Document Delivery Center (DDC) is located right inside the law library entrance and has two printers and one photocopier/scanner students can use.  We also have a printer for students on the third floor. 

To use the library printers you must first take your laptop to the Law School Technology and Media Services office so they can configure your laptop. This process will take about ten minutes. Their office is room 311 in the law school building.  Call 206-398-4178 to schedule a time; check their hours before visiting.

Once your laptop is configured you can send a print job to the library printers, then stop by the law library to pick up your printouts in the DDC or from the 3rd floor printer.