Law Library Reconfiguration


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.


Tired of Study Aids?

Review a substantive area of law with a CALI lesson. There are hundreds of interactive, computer-based lessons covering over 40 subject areas. You can obtain the law school authorization code at the Reference Desk or by emailing the reference librarians. Once you have the code, fill out the registration form at the CALI website to receive your password. CALI DVDs are also available at the Reference Desk.



Got research?  Who are you going to ask?  Where are you going to go?

Help is available—just ask a SU law reference librarian. The reference (aka HELP) desk is conveniently located on the main floor of the law library. Simply walk past the circulation desk, look left, and there at the desk under the REFERENCE sign there is often a reference specialist just waiting for your question (Hours). Remote access is available by email ( or phone (206-398-4225).

Reference librarians can help you efficiently locate information, and identify relevant books, articles, cases, statutes, regulations and electronic resources.  We can also provide:

  • advice on research strategy;
  • catalog search strategies;
  • assistance with law review citation checks;
  • advice on developing more efficient Internet research strategies;
  • advice on searching Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and other databases.

*The reference staff cannot provide substantive advice on a legal problem, interpret legal materials for you, do your class assignments, or explain how the law applies to your particular case.


Email Reference Service

Need help finding a source or getting started with a research plan? The SU Law Library provides email reference services through its LawReference email. Send us your question and we’ll respond during business hours.