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COVID-19 and The GW Law Library

Effective Monday, March 23, the Jacob Burns Law Library will be closed to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve.

View the two guides below for information during this period.

GW Law Library COVID-19 Operations

Information for Students Regarding Online Learning

Burns Law Library Welcome Guide

Guide for new and returning students.

Beyond Books

Borrow books at the circulation desk plus:

  • Mac and PC chargers
  • Chargers for phones and tablets
  • Bike locks
  • Clip on lamps
  • Quantities are limited, borrowing restrictions apply and fines accrue for special items

Ask us for earplugs.

See our Services @ Jacob Burns Law Library for more information on services for GW Law students.

Visit our Library Zones@Burns Law Library for information about amenities.

Interlibrary Loan & CLS

If our library doesn't have the book you need, borrow through the Consortium Loan Service (CLS), available through your Jacob account.  

If you need an article or a book that is not available through the Consortium Loan Service, request it through our interlibrary loan service.

Copying & Scanning

Scanners are located on Lower Level 1 (LL1).  Scanned jobs may be downloaded to a USB drive, sent to your or other email address, or captured by your smartphone or tablet computer.  There is no charge for scanning. 

Photocopiers are located on Lower Level 1 (LL1).  A GWorld card is required to use the machines and a small fee is charged per page. 

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material; the person using library equipment is liable for any infringement.

Colonial Printing

Printing is available through Colonial Printing services, with several payment optionsLocations for the printer kiosks are:  Library First Floor Alcove, Stuart 203, and the Law Learning Center (LLC) Lobby.  

"Colonial Printing is a cloud-based, wireless printing service enabling you to print from anywhere on or off-campus, and even from your smartphone or tablet.  Simply send your print job to the cloud."