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Research Guides

Services @ the Jacob Burns Law Library

Access

For information on access please refer to our guide, Burns Law Library, Spring 2021 Operations.

Welcome to the Law Library

We are here to provide information assistance to the GW Law faculty and students.  We also encourage GW Law alumni and Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library to use our services.  Please ask us if you have a question about legal research or about library services and operations.

Contact Us

We are located on the main campus, in historic Foggy Bottom:

 

Jacob Burns Law Library

The George Washington University

716 20th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20052

 

Main Phone:  202.994.6648 (Circulation Desk)

 

Reference:  

Ask Us

Email:  ask@law.gwu.libanswers.com

Text:  202.999.3685

 

Interlibrary Resource Sharing

  • ill@law.gwu.edu​

Consortium Loan Service

  • clsburns@law.gwu.edu

Burns Dispatch:  202.994.2768

  • dispatch@law.gwu.edu
  • Fax:  202.994.0433
  • Fee-based document delivery service for attorneys, law firms and other commercial enterprises

Circulation

View your circulation record online by signing into your library account.  

The circulation desk can be reached at 202-994-6648.  Books may be returned during Spring 2021 operational hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm, by placing library material on the book return cart at the library's first-floor entrance.  A staff member will retrieve the returned items from the cart and check them in.  

Books may also be returned to the library using a tracking service like UPS, FedEx or Priority Mail.  Ship to:

Jacob Burns Law Library
The George Washington University
Attn: Document Services
716 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20052   

While the library is not open for patron use, except for emergency access outlined in our Spring 2021 Operations Guide, members of the library staff have been working on-site throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

See the Virtual Teaching and Learning at GW Law guide for additional information about electronic textbooks and study aids. 

Off-Site Storage

We will retrieve items located at off-site storage if the item is not available in PDF, is not available online directly from the publisher or is not available as a reprint.  Please ask us if you have questions about retrieval of special requests from off-site storage.

Library Statement on Confidentiality