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Services @ the Jacob Burns Law Library

GW Law Visiting Scholars

Before using the library, you must complete and submit a "Library & Computer Privileges Request" form, which you may obtain from the office of the Associate Dean for International & Comparative Legal Studies.  After the form is submitted, you will be notified by email that you may use the library and that computer privileges, if any, have been established.

Library privileges for GW Law Visiting Scholars are granted for the term approved by the Associate Dean for International & Comparative Legal Studies.  Library privileges may include borrowing books from our collection and use of electronic resources.  Privileges for the law library do not include use of the the Gelman or Himmelfarb libraries; please contact the libraries individually for information about their services.

Once you receive your privileges, see our Online Databases, Books, Journals and Articles at the Burns Law Library if you need assistance with electronic services.


GW Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars from other University departments must have a current GWorld card to use the library.  Circulation privileges are not given unless the sponsoring department agrees to be liable for any fees or charges incurred from use of the library and its collection.    Visiting scholars may use our database services through the visitors workstation or the Westlaw or Bloomberg terminals located in the reference commons area, near the reference desk on the library's first floor.  We do not provide Lexis for non-law visiting scholars.