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Research Guides


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GW Law Alumni are always welcome to come into the Law Library to use our print and online resources.

Alumni may enter the Library by presenting either a GWorld alumni card or a GW Law Alumni Association membership card.

GWorld alumni card is available at the GWorld Card Office in the University Student Center.




GW Law Alumni Association membership card is available from the reference desk, 1st floor of the Library.

Reference Services

Ask Us!  Librarians can recommend research resources.

Topical research guides provide starting points for researching a legal topic, identifying relevant resources in the Burns Law Library collection and beyond.

HeinOnline Journal Collection for GW Law Alumni

Access to the HeinOnline Law Journal Collection is available to GW Law Alumni

Access to this collection requires logging in using GW's Single SignOn.  Alumni will authenticate using their GW User ID.  For password assistance, email 

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. 

In the D.C. Metro area or across country--we send books by UPS or we email photocopies as PDF attachments.  Copyright restrictions apply to requests for reproduction.

Email or send your request by fax to:

GW Gelman Library Alumni Services

GW Law alumni have library privileges at the GW Gelman Library
Gelman Library's Information for Alumni website describes services and resources available to GW Law alumni.