Congratulations to our December graduates! We encourage you to continue using the law library for your information needs and research interests.
Alumni services include:
• In-house use of law library materials
• Reference services including in person, by telephone (206-398-4225) and via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• In-house use of Law Library and Lemieux Library non-restricted electronic databases
• In-house use of Westlaw Public Patron database on designated computer terminals; no printing available but materials may be emailed or downloaded
• In-house use of audio-visual equipment
Alumni who purchase an annual $25 borrowing membership have access to additional services including:
• Ability to borrow up to five titles at a time
• Loan periods of 30 days
Alumni do not have access to:
• Document delivery
• Interlibrary loans
• Restricted databases, such as Westlaw (except as indicated above) and Lexis
The Seattle University Law Library access policy is posted on our website. If you have questions about access or unauthorized patrons, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Library Circulation staff on the 2nd floor of the library. Campus public safety can also be contacted: x5990 (non-emergency) or x5911 (emergency).
The Walkover Collection was created on behalf of Professor Andy M. Walkover, a much loved and a deeply admired member of the University of Puget Sound School of Law faculty. Andy died of cancer in 1988. Andy’s appreciation of people revealed itself in the way he recommended just the right books to his friends.
The eclectic Walkover collection consists of some of Andy’s favorite novels including many classics of American and European literature. The collection also includes works donated by Andy’s friends and family that reflect his taste and personality. The Walkover collection continues to grow through the generosity of the Andrew Walkover Library Fund established by Barbara Walkover. The fund allows the library to purchase new titles including a selection of Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker prize winners. The law library invites you to use and enjoy the Walkover collection. As stated on the memorial plaque above the Walkover collection, “Nothing would have pleased Andy more than to know you’re now taking even a short journey from law school into the broader world of wonder by leafing through one of these books.”
The Walkover collection is located adjacent to the recreational reading collection under the library stairs.
The reference desk is staffed in person Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am-8pm, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and via eReference Sundays from noon to 4pm. You can stop by the reference desk, call 398-4225, or e-mail email@example.com.
The 4th floor of the library is the designated quiet study area. Keep in mind that loud talking in the 4th floor study rooms carries into the library. Please be respectful of your classmates’ “quiet enjoyment” of the 4th floor study area.
Network and Lexis printouts can be picked up in the Document Delivery Center (DDC) on the second floor of the library. If you forget to pick up a print request the day that you print it, don’t reprint it until you check the DDC. Print requests are held for a week before being recycled.
If you need to print a case, statute or law review article, remember that you can print for free from your Lexis account.
Returning law students will notice changes in the library. The area behind the Reference Desk has been made into office space for the law school’s four journals. Books that had been shelved in the Reference stacks have been relocated to various parts of the library based on their currency and usage. In addition, the large study room on the 4th floor has been divided into two smaller study rooms. Hopefully, the law students will be happy with the changes.
1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at orientation on August 21st. First week assignments are posted here.
Construction on rooms 400 and 401 are now complete! You are able to reserve these study rooms online.
Study Room Policy:
The law library study rooms are for law student discussion groups only.
TWO HOURS PER DAY PER GROUP LIMIT. To make a reservation, you may select up to four 30-minute blocks (two hours) at once on the grid, then click “Continue” to proceed to the next step.
Reservations MUST BE CONFIRMED within 30 minutes by selecting the link sent to your valid SeattleU e-mail address.
Rooms not occupied within ten minutes of reserved time may be re-assigned.
Groups are limited to reserving study rooms for one continuous 2-hour block per day.
Please note that the renovation of the second floor south end of the Law Library for the relocation of the Student Publications space has been completed. Thank you for your patience during this process!