Research Assistant Training

The library held its annual summer research assistant training via Zoom on Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2 from 7 – 8:30 pm. View the recordings of the presentations and download the slides here.

Summer Research Assistance

Wishing all our students good luck on exams and sending our best wishes to our graduates! The law library is here to support you as you take on new challenges this summer. Click here for information on summer reference services and accessing Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law over the summer/after graduation.

Summer 2021 Library Hours 

The Library is open to current WCL students and recent alumni studying for the 2021 bar exam by reservation, 7 days a week, 10 am - 6 pm daily. You must have a study space or library service reservation to access any of the WCL buildings (except the Yuma lobby printing station). Please review the information about reservations here.  

Library staff is also available for research assistance and other limited services, including copying, contactless checking out books and other materials,  and Interlibrary loan.  Consult our Continuity Plans for the Spring Semester for further information.

Begin your research here

Search LEAGLE, the library's catalog, and review your library account

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Accessing Electronic Resources: 

Do you need to use a study aid or one of the library’s databases?  Follow these steps every time you need to consult any Library database.

  1. From the Library’s homepage, go to our A-Z databases list and select the first letter of the database you want to use. 
  2. Scroll down to  it and click on the link. You’ll be prompted to login through our proxy server with your AU username and password.
  3. Once you’re on the site, you can search for series or specific titles.

On some sites like Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids and West Academic Study Aids, you may also be able to personalize your account with your own username and password so that you can save materials to your bookshelf, highlight, etc.

But even if you set up a personalized account, you must access the site through our A-Z databases list. It’s a two-step authentication process.

Find out more about accessing library services and resources on our guide to Library Services & Instructional Continuity During COVID-19 

Questions? Email us at reference@wcl.american.edu

Hours for current WCL Students, Faculty and Staff
Days                      Hours
Monday – Sunday  10 am - 6 pm
All users must make a reservation to use the library
 
Hours for all other users
The library is closed until further notice to the public  

Research Assistance

Research assistance by email is available at reference@wcl.american.edu, by telephone at 202-274-4352, and via Chat at the following times:

  • Monday through Friday:  10 am to 5 pm
  • Other times by appointment  

Zoom meetings by appointment for in-depth research assistance are also available. 

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