Georgetown Law invites you to visit the Law Library, one of the largest legal research facilities in the nation. Graduates enjoy lifetime free access to the library.
When visiting the Law Library, Georgetown Law alumni must present government-issued photo identification at the library's security desk. Your name will be checked against our alumni list. For more information on library access and use, please see our Services & Policies webpage.
While on campus, graduates can use almost all of the Law Library’s electronic databases. You can locate databases by searching for them in the library catalog by name. Or you can go to the Research webpage and look for the database you need in the list of “Frequently Used Databases” or click the full list of Databases for more.
Please Note: Our licenses for Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law limit access to the current Georgetown Law community. For more information on post-graduation use, please visit our Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law webpage.
As an alternative, graduates on campus may use Fastcase, a powerful full-text legal research tool, and Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic), which offers U.S. federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, international legal information, and Shepard’s Citation Service for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1790.
Recent graduates are granted limited borrowing privileges until August 31 after graduation from Lauinger Library on Georgetown’s main campus. For more information, see the Alumni Borrowing Privileges webpage. Find books through GEORGE, the library catalog of Georgetown University.
Only current Georgetown Law students have borrowing privileges from the Law Library.
While on campus, alumni can enjoy free access to the Law Center's Wi-Fi Network. To gain access to our network, ask the Reference Desk for instructions upon your visit.
Printers, photocopiers, and self-service scanners are available to alumni. Printing costs 6 cents per impression, photocopies are 8 cents per impression, and scanners are free of charge.
For printing and photocopying services, a Georgetown University Debit Card may be purchased at a GoCard Deposit Station for $1. GoCard Deposit Stations are located at the 3rd Floor Copy Room in the Williams Library.
Scanned pages may be sent to any email address, and some machines also allow scans to be saved to a portable USB drive.
For more information, visit the Printing, Scanning & Copying webpage.