Duquesne University School of Law

Services For Students

We Are Here to Help!

The Center's librarians can assist you if you have a general question about using the Center's resources or if you need to set up a more in-depth consultation regarding research for a paper or other law school-related project.


Student Resource Guides


Twitter and the DuqLawWire

To keep you informed of important legal research resources and events, the Center maintains a Twitter account (@DuquesneLawCLI)  and sends out a weekly eNewsletter (DuqLawWire).



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 Duquesne University identification card required.
  • Find reserves on SOLCAT.


Group Study Rooms

There are a number of group study rooms available in the Center for law student use.

  • Study rooms can only be reserved by groups of two or more persons.
  • Rooms are booked in two-hour slots. The maximum amount of time that a group can reserve across all study rooms is four hours per day. 


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. 
  • Allegheny County Law Library materials may be requested at the Information Desk.  Items are shipped via courier; delivery may take 1-2 days. ACLL 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 Duquesne University identification card at other local libraries.


Video Training (Please access the below presentations via your LRW Blackboard page)

  • Library Tour    
  • WestLawNext     
  • WestLawNext Lesson 2                
  • Lexis Advance    
  • Bloomberg Law    
  • Bloomberg Law Lesson 2
  • HeinOnline            


Library Assistant Positions

If you are interested in a Library Assistant position (Duquesne University law students only), please submit a cover letter and resume to Associate Dean Martha Jordan, in care of Marlene Vatter.