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Access Policy

Access to the Library
Access to the Law Library is primarily for the use of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Widener University.

Visitors may use the library for research purposes or to access Federal Depository Library Program documents.

Classes may not be held in the Law Library unless they are affiliated with Widener University and approved in advance by the Director.

Borrowing Policy
The collection of the Law Library is intended primarily for legal research. For that reason, the majority of the materials do not circulate so that they will be available to all who use the collection.

Students, faculty and staff of the School of Law and of Widener University are entitled to borrow circulating items.

Law School Alumni may obtain an Alumni Card and may borrow up to 6 items. Members of the Bar may obtain a Bench & Bar Card and may borrow up to three circulating items.

Library materials may be renewed by logging into your library account.

Access to Lexis and Westlaw

Law School students, faculty and staff may use Lexis and Westlaw for educational purposes only.

The library does not perform Lexis or Westlaw searches on behalf of patrons.

Access to Electronic Resources

Inside the library, any user may access selected resources available through the online databases.

Off-campus access to the library databases is restricted to Law School students, faculty and staff. Login using your Widener login and password. 

Visitors are permitted to use designated computers to search the library catalog, databases, and to access Federal Depository Library Program electronic materials. Assistance in searching the online catalog or accessing the available resources is provided by Reference Librarians as needed.

Photocopying & Printing

There is a fee for making photocopies or printing.