Welcome to the WashULaw Library

Washington University Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 swipe card access to the library.

The Law Library is open to non-law students and members of the general public:
Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted due to planned/unplanned closures (e.g. scheduled exam periods)).

The Circulation Desk is open and staffed:
Monday – Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday:  Noon to 4 p.m.

The Library supports the law school’s legal and interdisciplinary scholarship and the curricular needs of its faculty and students.  It is committed to educating and empowering students, scholars, and the university community by providing access to legal information, ideas, and resources.

  • Search a Catalog for books; eBooks; journals; eJournals; databases; & more
  • Search Washington University’s Online Catalog
    • Search MOBIUS: for books from a consortium of Missouri Libraries
    • Search WorldCat: for materials not available at WU Libraries; use to request items via
    • Interlibrary Loan (LawILL)
  • Find a Legal Database: A-Z List or Subject List
  • Find a WU Libraries Database for interdisciplinary research: A-Z List
  • Find a Research Guide

Need Research Help? Ask a Reference Librarian

11.12.2015--Students study in the Washington University Law Library. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

Law Library Services

Discover a wealth of resources—from digital databases and research guides to interlibrary loan access—all right here.

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Browse our major research collections

Explore volumes of international law texts, US state and federal documents, and periodicals.

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General Library Information

Find hours, circulation policy, and contact information.

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