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Library Services and Instructional Continuity - Students

Law Library Status

The Law Library is closed and staff are working primarily from home.

  • Requests for materials that are not available online:  these will be considered on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of staff and resources.
    Submit requests here.
  • Interlibrary Loan: the library will make every effort to borrow materials for you, depending on availability of resources at other libraries, and the availability of our own staff.
    Request an ILL

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions, which are necessary in order for us to support the University’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

We appreciate your patience as we translate the University’s latest guidelines into Law Library procedures. This guide provides information on how the Law Library is responding to the current situation and how we are continuing to support the curricular and research needs of the Law School community. Law students, faculty and staff should continue to check the Law School and Law Library websites for further updates.

Library Services for Students

Questions about TWEN
Please use email initially. M-Th from 10am - 6pm, Fridays 9am-Noon. Expect a response within 90 minutes. Telephone and/or Google Meet/Zoom can be arranged.
youngs@cua.edu or martinezkr@cua.edu

Questions about Panopto
Please use email initially. M-F from 10am  - 6pm, expect a response within 90 minutes. Telephone and/or Google Meet/Zoom can be arranged.
csl-av@cua.edu

Questions about Google Meet/Zoom
Please use email initially. M-F from 10am - 6pm, expect a response within 90 minutes. Telephone and/or Google Meet/Zoom can be arranged.
csl-av@cua.edu

Research/Reference
Please use email initially. M-Th from 10am - 6pm, Fridays 9am-Noon. Expect a response within 90 minutes. Telephone and/or Google Meet/Zoom can be arranged.
csl-ref@cua.edu

Graded Exams
Since the Law Library is closed, these are no longer available in person to students. Students wishing to see a graded exam must contact their faculty member.

Circulation
Please use email initially. M-Th from 10am - 6pm, Fridays 9am-Noon. Expect a response within 90 minutes. Telephone and/or Google Meet/Zoom can be arranged.
csl-circ@cua.edu

Interlibrary Loan
The library will make every effort to borrow materials for you, depending on availability of resources at other libraries, and the availability of our own staff.
Request an ILL
Questions: csl-circ@cua.edu

Physical materials that are not available online
Requests will be considered on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of staff and resources.
Submit requests here.

Printer Access

From CUA Technology Services:

The Leahy lab (117) remains open 24/7, though we are removing every other machine to space individuals out. This will leave about 25-30 machines for open use.
 
CUA Technology Services
24x7 Support
Website: techsupport.cua.edu
Email: techsupport@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-4357 (-HELP)

Zoom

Catholic University has licensed Zoom for Higher Education as a video conferencing service for its community.

  • Faculty, Staff and Visiting Scholars receive Zoom for Higher Education professional licenses.
  • Students and Alumni with Cardinal Credentials receive Basic licenses.

Enrollment in Catholic University's Zoom for Higher Education is automatic for employees and visiting scholars, current students, and alumni who have Cardinal Credentials. Logon to Zoom is accomplished through Google using your Cardinal Credentials.

Online Resources and Research Databases

The Law Library subscribes to over 35 specialized legal research databases. All databases are available on campus, just enter your Catholic University user name and password when prompted. Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and CALI require an individual password. Contact a reference librarian (see contact information below) if you need a password.

To use databases off-campus, you must go through the law library's website. Enter your Catholic University user name and password when prompted.

Popular Databases
National News
All Law Library Databases
Catholic University​ Library Databases
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155