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Services for Law Students

Personal Law Librarian - Contact yours today!

Not sure where to start?  Your Personal Law Librarian (PLL) is here to help!  Please check your Duquesne email for your Personal Law Librarian's contact information. If you lost your PLL information, please contact Mr. Charles Sprowls at sprowlsc@duq.edu.  You can always ask a librarian or staff member for assistance at any time.

Virtual Reference  

Do you have a reference question?  Use the DCLI "E-Mail Reference" form to ask a law librarian.   The reference inquiries will then be carefully reviewed and attended to.


The Center keeps a copy of most textbooks and other materials used during the current semester at the Circulation Desk. Select past exams may also be available.

  • Materials may be used in the library for 2 hours.
  • Valid DU ID required.
  • Find reserves on SOLCAT.

Requesting Items From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan) 

The Center provides a free interlibrary loan (ILL) service for law students. If the Center does not own the legal research material(s) you desire (books and/or journal articles), we will attempt to secure the materials from another library. Remember to allow time (1-2 weeks) for delivery of material. 

Additionally, you may request titles directly from the Allegheny County Law Library to be shipped to DCLI via courier.  Depending on the time of the request, delivery may take 1-2 days. Materials may be used in the library or checked out.

Law students also have access to the Gumberg Library, including their research databases.  You may also be able to use your DU ID at other local libraries.

Group Study Rooms

There are a number of group study rooms available in the Center for law student use in two hour increments, with a potential two hour renewal, on a first-come, first served basis. Some of the rooms are equipped with additional multimedia.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for keys and room availability (DU ID is requred.)  Rooms may be reserved in advance during exam periods. 


The Center's eNewsletter  In order to easily keep you better informed of important legal research resources and events, the Center has created the DuqLawWire and distributed via email to all law students.

Library Blog

 In order to easily keep you better informed of important legal research resources and events, the Center has created a blog.   Please check out the blog!