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Studying in the Library

The Law Library will be open for student study beginning on August 17th.

  • The 3rd and 4th floors will be open daily for individual study from 7AM to 10PM.
  • We also have a small number of study rooms that you can reserve in advance. The study rooms are for individual use, and your reservation cannot exceed 2 hours.

Procedures

Before you arrive:

  • Complete the online health screening prior to entering Sullivan Hall each day. (The screening must be completed for each day you enter Sullivan Hall.)
  • You will need to wear a face covering the entire time you are in Sullivan Hall or the Law Library. You will also need to maintain social distancing while in the building.
  • Take a COVID test by August 31st and upload your results to the SU Student Health Center Online Patient Portal.

When you arrive:

  • Enter the building by swiping your Campus ID Card. (See directions on the next tab about how to obtain your Campus ID Card.)
  • Locate a study space where you can socially distance from other students. There will be a sign-in sheet on each floor. Fill in your name and arrival time. (You will also need to sign out on this sheet when you leave.)
  • Pick up wipes or other cleaning materials from a sanitation station. Bring them to your study area. Wipe down your study space before you use it.
  • When you finish studying, wipe down the study space, and sign out.

How to get your Campus ID Card

You will need a campus ID card to enter the law school building.

  • You will receive an email from onlinephoto@transactcampus.com with a link to upload a photo to the SU SuperCopy Center.
  • Once your  photo is received and approved you can make an appointment to pick up your ID card at the SuperCopy Center by contacting them at supercopy@seattleu.edu or 206-296-6117.
  • If you have questions about Campus Card IDs or need to request that the photo upload email be re-sent, contact servicedesk@seattleu.edu.
  • Visit www.seattleu.edu/its/access/campus-card for more information about the photo upload instructions.

Password Information

Westlaw (with TWEN access), Lexis+, CALI, and Bloomberg Law passwords and information have been emailed to students. Contact Stephanie Wilson if you did not receive the email.

We have two Lexis printers in the law library. You can print content from Lexis+ with those printers. Click the Video Tutorials tab to learn how to configure your Lexis account for the Lexis printers in the library.

Need help registering for Westlaw/TWEN and Lexis+?

The short videos on the next tab will help you register for Westlaw, set up TWEN, and register Lexis+.

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

Public Services Law Library Staff

Our three 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 via email, Zoom, or over the phone. Check our hours for specific availability.  Here are the hours when you can reach us this  fall (beginning on August 24th):

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

Read about us here:

Kerry Fitz-Gerald

LeighAnne Thompson

Stephanie Wilson

Our circulation staff also love working with students. Right now they can help you check out online materials and troubleshoot database problems. In the fall they can help you with services in our physical space, such as printing, studying in the library, or finding a book and checking it out. Contact them at lawcirc@seattleu.edu.

Study Aids & Resources

Online Study Aids

Quimbee

Quimbee provides case briefs, course outlines, videos, and practice questions for law school course topics. For access, go here and create an account using your Seattle University email.

CALI

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 lawreference@seattleu.edu 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.

Borrowing Books

Once you find a book or two you want to borrow, send an email with the title and other information to our circulation staff at lawcirc@seattleu.edu.

  • You will receive an email when your books are ready to pick up. The email will tell you when the books are due.
    • Note: Due to COVID-19, we’ve increased the amount of time you can keep print study aids from our Reserve collection.  All study aids listed as 2 hour checkout are now available for 24 hours.
  • Visit the hold shelf located right outside the library entrance on the second floor of Sullivan Hall. Take your books home or wherever you like to study.
  • Return your books to the book cart located right outside the library entrance.

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. Their hours are 8:30AM to 9PM Monday-Friday and 9AM to 1PM Saturday.

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.

Lexis+ Printers

The law library also has two Lexis+ printers located in the DDC. These printers can be used to print content from Lexis+, such as cases, articles, or the section of a statute.

  • Once you have something on Lexis+ you want to print, select the print icon, check off your selections and hit print.  A pop-up window will appear with printer options. Select the Lexis printer and your printouts will be sent to the Lexis+ printers in the DDC.
  • Stop by the law library and visit the DDC to pick up your print outs.