Archive for the ‘Library Services Delaware’ Category

Congratulations to our Delaware Law graduates

May 23rd, 2017 No comments
Congratulations to all our recent Delaware Law graduates. We hope that you have found our library to be a welcoming place to study, to do research and to learn about the law.
Our staff has been proud to be of service to you while you have been students and we want you to know that we hope to be a continuing resource to you throughout your future career. We encourage our alumni to make use of our collection and to call upon our staff, including our reference librarians, for assistance whenever we can help. Whether you need to complete your first legislative history or help identifying the best resource for your research assignment, you can reach the reference staff via phone: (302) 477-2114 and via email:
Please fill out the form available online to get an alumni library card.


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Welcome new students!

August 10th, 2015 No comments

It’s great to see our new students around campus. Things just get too quiet when you’re not here. Welcome to Delaware Law School! Please stop into the library if you need a place to study or relax during Intro to Law week. We also have a great collection of study aids and plenty of computers and printers for you to use.

Please let one of our librarians know if you need any help or have any questions.

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

It’s finals time!

study aidsYes, finals are here and I know what you’re thinking, “What can the law library do to help me with finals?” (Just work with me here.) So here’s a short list:

  1. Study space – We have plenty of places to study in the library. Don’t forget our study rooms on the 3rd floor.
  2. Longer hours – During finals we are open until 2 AM every night.
  3. CALI lessons – Have you tried CALI lessons? You should. CALI quizzes you on legal topics. If you need the authorization code, just pick up a card from the reference desk or email me, Janet Lindenmuth.
  4. Study aids – For your last minute studying needs we have study aids like, Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides and the Understanding the Law series. Check them out in the study aids room right behind the reference desk.

So visit the library for everything you need to study!


Online legal research: Bloomberg Law

February 18th, 2013 No comments

Along with Lexis and Westlaw, Widener Law Library now also has access to new competitor Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law provides access to statutes, case law and administrative law, as well as legal news. It also includes access to federal and selected state court dockets plus Bloomberg’s famous business information. Widener students can sign up for Bloomberg here or clicking on “Law Schools” on the Bloomberg Law web page. Be sure to use your Widener email address when you register.

Library closed for the holidays

December 20th, 2012 No comments

The Widener law library will be closed December 22nd to January 1st. Enjoy your holidays and we’ll see you next year!

Here are our complete semester break hours.

  • December 21st 8 AM to 6 PM
  • December 22nd – January 1st CLOSED
  • January 2nd – 3rd 8 AM to 8 PM
  • January 4th 8 AM to 6 PM
  • January 5th 9 AM to 5 PM
  • January 6th 12 PM to 10 PM

Library hours extended for exams

December 4th, 2012 No comments

The law library’s hours have been extended during exam time. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m everyday until Thursday, December 20th. For a full list of library hours see our webpage.

Keep up with Widener faculty scholarship at SSRN

September 4th, 2012 No comments

Our Widener faculty produce  interesting and varied scholarship. From Jules Epstein’s latest on eyewitness identification to Laura Ray’s recent paper on Supreme Court opinions there’s a lot to keep up with. Sign up for the Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series at SSRN. Just create a free account with SSRN and you’ll get the latest Widener faculty scholarship emailed straight to your inbox.

Online interactive CALI lessons help you prepare for class

August 27th, 2012 No comments

If you are looking for an online, interactive study aid, the CALI lessons have what you are looking for. CALI has lessons on all law school topics and can be used on PCs, Macs and even iPads and smartphones. Check their website for a list of lessons by topic, by subject outline, or even by casebook. CALI also produces Lawdibles, a series of short podcasts on legal topics.

The first time you use CALI you’ll need to register for an account. You’ll need the Widener authorization code. To get the code just contact the law library reference desk. If you have any trouble registering contact the reference desk. Or you can watch this hand how to register video on YouTube.

Welcome back to the Widener Law Library

August 21st, 2012 No comments

It’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.

Finals are coming, the law library can help!

April 23rd, 2012 No comments

The law library and finals time just naturally go together. Starting April 23 through May 14 we’ll be open until 2:00 AM.

We also have a large collection of study aids. Located just behind the reference desk on the second floor of the library, the collection includes popular study aids such as Examples and Explanations, the Understanding Series, Glannon Guides, Black Letter Outlines and more.

If you haven’t already tried CALI lessons, now’s the time to check them out. CALI has interactive lessons on many legal subjects. If you haven’t used CALI before you’ll have to register at their website, using the Widener CALI activation code. Call the reference desk or email Janet Lindenmuth for the code.

Law library exam hours announced

April 16th, 2012 No comments

The Delaware campus law library will be open until 2 AM most nights during exam period. Be sure to check the schedule below.

  • Monday, April 23 through Monday, May 14
    • 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM
  • Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17
    • 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, May 18
    • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 19 (Graduation)
    • CLOSED
  • Sunday, May 20
    • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Check our website for a full list of hours.

National Library Week contest

April 3rd, 2012 No comments

National Library Week is held every April, it is the perfect time to celebrate and explore your library. This year it will be held 4/8 – 4/14, and we encourage you to visit the Law Library during this time. Investigate all that it has to offer the busy, overworked and overwhelmed law student. We hope you will help us celebrate National Library Week, not only by visiting the law library but by participating in the contests we have planned. The contests will run concurrently, please see below for details.

The first contest: “Like us” on Facebook and you could win a prize!  

Follow the above link and “like us” that’s all there is to it.  By liking the Widener Law –Delaware Library Facebook page you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card to the Widener Law Bookstore (Delaware Campus).  The contest will run from Monday 4/9 to Friday 4/13 (until 12 noon) and is open to Widener students on the Delaware Campus.  We will draw the name at 2 pm on Friday, 4/13 and announce the winner on the Facebook page.  The winner must come into the library to pick up their prize.  Don’t worry if you’re a Delaware Widener student and you’ve already “liked us” those names will be included in the drawing!

The second contest: Facebook Scavenger Hunt (kind of)

Each day (Monday 4/9 – Thursday 4/12) we will announce a clue on our Facebook page. All you have to do is come into the library and check the location given in the clue (it’s going to be easy!). The first five people (you will only be able to win one time) to find the “golden ticket” (replaced at random during reference hours 9am to 9pm) each day win! If you’re the lucky winner – bring the “golden ticket” to the reference librarian to claim your prize. Be on the lookout starting Monday, April 9th for a clue to lead you to a “tasteful” treat. We will announce on Facebook and place a sign at the reference desk each day when the last “golden ticket” of that day has been redeemed.

This contest is open to the Delaware Widener Law Community, however you must be able to come into the library, collect the “ticket” and claim the prize in order to win (Legal Information Center Staff are ineligible to win).

Art in the law library, two portraits of Dean Arthur Weeks

March 28th, 2012 No comments

Portrait of Dean Arthur Weeks by Diane Keller

Many of the portraits hanging in the law library are of former Deans or local judges and let’s face it, sometimes they do start to look alike. But if you’ve ever thought that there are two different portraits of the same person hanging in the library, you are not imagining things. But why does the law library have two portraits of Dean Weeks?

Arthur Weeks was Widener’s second Dean. Serving from 1974 to 1980, he was responsible for Widener Law’s successful accreditation by the ABA. In recognition of his service, the first graduating class commissioned a portrait of him in 1980. The portrait was done by artist Diane Keller. Unfortunately, it did not prove to be a popular success. Weeks was posed in front of a colorful oriental rug and students started referring to it as the “shower curtain portrait.” At one point it was stolen as a student prank.

Portrait of Dean Arthur Weeks by Edward Lis

So a second portrait was commissioned, this one by Edward Lis. The second portrait was hung at the law school and the first was quietly forgotten. No one was certain what had happened to it until one of our librarians discovered that Arthur Weeks had it in his home. Dean Weeks and his wife donated the portrait back to the law school and now both portraits hang proudly in the law library.

You can see more of Diane Keller’s work at her website and on the streets of Philadelphia where she has painted several of the city’s famous murals, including Italian-American icons Frank Sinatra, Frank Rizzo, and Mario Lanza.

Edward Lis died in December 2011. He painted portraits of many prominent people in the Philadelphia area as well as landscapes and taught at the Norristown Art League. You can see several of his portraits of PolishAmericans on the Poles in America Foundation’s website.