Thanksgiving Break Circulation Desk Hours

The law library circulation desk will be staffed according to the following schedule during Thanksgiving break:

Saturday-Sunday, November 18-19, Closed

Monday-Tuesday, November 20-21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, Closed.

Saturday, November 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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110th Anniversary of the Birth of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.

Lewis F. Powell Jr. is justifiably identified with Richmond, Virginia. Aside from his U.S. Army service in World War II and his time on the Supreme Court of the United States, he spent his entire life there — with the exception of his first two months of life. As you can read in the clipping below, an accident of family history resulted in his birthplace actually being Suffolk, Virginia.

SuffolkNews-HeraldPowellBirthIn a short time, however, he was ensconced in the house (see below) in the Forest Hill  district of Richmond that would be his home until leaving for college.

PowellForestHillHomeAt any event, he appeared to have been a happy baby.

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Welcome to W&L!

cj1fowgllfc08vzkqpq31mena9cb4m45Welcome to the Library at Washington and Lee School of Law!

Our a physical collection contains over 490,000 volumes and equivalents.  While our focus is U.S. legal materials, our collections include international and foreign law titles, significant materials for research in human rights, legal history, law reviews and legal journals, and study aids.  Our “fun and function” collection provides laptops, iPads, headphones, chargers, puzzles, games, and other items to entertain.  Use the online catalog to search the collections of the both the Law Library and the University Library.

The Law Library provides access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other databases and electronic resources both on and off campus.  Electronic resources are accessible via the Law Library website.

Information about hours, borrowing, and services is also available on the Law Library website. Check out our YouTube and Twitter accounts for the latest information on research and the library.

The law librarians and staff in the Law Library are pleased to welcome you to W&L!  Find us on the second and third floors of the law library.

Caroline L. Osborne
Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services and Professor of Legal Research

Reading Days and Spring Exams Circulation Desk Hours

The law library circulation desk will be staffed according to the following schedule during reading days and exams:

Tuesday-Friday, April 18-21, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, April 24-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday, April 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-April 30, Closed

Monday-Friday, May 1-5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, Closed