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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

Services @ the Jacob Burns Law Library

Burns Dispatch

Burns Dispatch is our not-for-profit, fee-based service for reproduction or circulation of items in our collection.  Use Burns Dispatch to request items from the law library.

Email or send your request by fax to:

  • 202.994.0433


Interlibrary Loan

We loan circulating materials to other non-profit libraries, such as universities, schools and museums, for use by their patrons.  Restrictions may apply.  Check with your individual library for availability of interlibrary loan. 

We are a participating library in OCLC Shares.

Access to the Library

Effective Monday, March 23, the library is closed.  We continue to offer services remotely.

Staff are present to accept deliveries, including those made by Staples, UPS, FedEx, USPS and other commercial delivery services.  Please knock on the door for assistance or phone 202.994.6648.

Attorneys, Law Firms and Others

We encourage you to become a member of our Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library to have access to our collection.  To borrow books from our collection, please submit requests through Burns Dispatch.