Thanksgiving hours

November 21st, 2014 No comments

Thanksgiving is coming up. The Delaware campus Widener Law Library will be closed on Thanksgiving and on shorter hours Thanksgiving weekend.

  • November 26               8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • November 27                CLOSED
  • November 28 & 29      9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 30               12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information on library hours see our webpage.

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Coins accepted for paying your Delaware taxes in 1781

November 14th, 2014 No comments
list of gold and silver coins

List of acceptable gold and silver coins for paying a tax levied in Delaware, 1781.

In 1781 the state of Delaware passed a law (2 Del. Laws ch. 71) calling for an assessment to pay the debt from the American Revolution. Part of the taxes had to be paid in gold or silver coins, or in new banknotes. The act listed which coins were acceptable for paying the tax, including the Brazilian johannes (commonly called a Joe), the English or French Guinea, the moidore (also minted in Brazil), Spanish pieces of eight, and the Arabian chequin. You could not pay in German coins (probably because they were notoriously debased.)

More information on early coins in America:



New books in the library for October 2014

November 11th, 2014 No comments

Here is the list of all new books received in the law library in October 2014.

Library balcony closed for the winter

October 31st, 2014 No comments

Here’s a sure sign that winter is approaching. We’ve closed the law library balcony for the season. It will reopen in the spring.

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New Widener Law faculty articles

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty.


New books for September

October 21st, 2014 No comments

Labor Day weekend library hours

August 26th, 2014 No comments

This weekend the Delaware campus law library will be on shorter hours for the Labor Day holiday. Please note we will be closed on Monday.

  •  August 29             8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 30              9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • August 31              12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 1           CLOSED

Enjoy your holiday weekend! A complete list of library hours is on our website.

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Delaware passes law governing digital assets

August 20th, 2014 No comments

Delaware recently passed HB 345, the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act. Here is the bill itself and here is the legislative history. The new law is based on the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

There’s been a lot of coverage of the new law on technology news sites, many of which don’t seem to understand it. Some of the better articles can be found on:

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Welcome back to the law library

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Widener Law LibraryIt’s another new school year! We’re happy to see our new and returning students back in the law library. Please stop by for studying or research. Why not check out some of our study aids? We have plenty of computers, carrels, tables and comfortable chairs for studying. Our reference librarians are waiting to help you, so please ask us any questions you may have.

Mobile printing now available

August 15th, 2014 No comments

You can now send print jobs to the law library printers from your laptop, smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. You can send print jobs to the printers at the Hexes on the second floor of the library or to the Xerox copiers on the first or second floor.

There are 3 options for printing


Email the document you want to print as an attachment to the address for the printer you would like to use: Both Hex printers – 2nd Floor Library All Library & Lab Xerox copiers (single side printing) All Library & Lab Xerox copiers (double sided printing)

Web printing

Go to and follow the instructions. You can print a file or webpage.

Mobile App

There are PrinterOn mobile printing apps available for many devices. Get the app for your device at