COVID-19

William & Mary has announced modified academic operations in response to COVID-19 including interim policies for modes of instruction, events and travel, effective through at least April 3. More information.

The Wolf Law Library is closed until April 3, 2020, but still providing services remotely. See below.

For research questions, please email Reference at [[wolflibref]]. For document delivery, contact Interlibrary Loan at [[lawill]]. For general information, please leave a message with Circulation at 757-221-3260, and staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Everyone is encouraged to follow proper procedures to prevent the spread of the virus. For detailed information about the COVID-19 disease, visit the CDC website.

Services for All W&M Users
Services for Law Students

Many law publishers are offering free access to study aids and textbooks during this time:

  • For online access to The Bluebook, email [[lktesar]].
  • CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). W&M Law School student authorization code available on the law library's MyLaw page, or email [[wolflibref]].
  • Interlibrary Loan can ship circulating books from the library's main collection to you anywhere in the United States at no cost. We will include a return shipping label, or you may return the item when you return to campus. Contact [[lawill]] with a link to the item in the online catalog and your address.
  • LexisNexis Digital Library for study aids and textbooks from Lexis.
  • West Academic Assessment includes over 5,000 customizable, formative multiple-choice self-assessment questions.
  • If you have not already done so, go to West Academic Study Aids, and select "Create an Account." Once you've set up your personal account, call West Academic at 877-888-1330, Ext. 4 to set up online access to specific textbooks (please, limit requests to required course materials).
  • Wolters Kluwer online study aids (Examples & Explanations, etc.).
Services for Law Journals
  • If you need to see specific pages from a print source at the law library, contact the Reference department at [[wolflibref]] with your citation information. We will scan the pages for you and deliver them via email.
  • If you need a law library book checked out to your shelf in Cite-Checking Room, contact the Circulation Desk at [[lawcir]] with a link to the item in the online catalog or the citation information (and your article author's name!), and we can retrieve the book for you and place it on your shelf.

  • If you need to review an entire book from our collection for a cite-check, contact Interlibrary Loan at [[lawill]] with a link to the item in the online catalog and your address. We can ship circulating books from the library's main collection to you anywhere in the United States at no cost. We will include a return shipping label, or you may return the item when you return to campus.
Services for Faculty
  • Scanning readings: If you need course readings scanned from a textbook for your students to access remotely, the library staff can scan specified pages and email you a .PDF. If the library does not own the textbook, we will need to borrow a personal copy to scan. Contact the Circulation Desk at [[lawcir]].
  • Document delivery: Library staff can also scan and email articles from law journals, or specified pages or chapters from law library books. Contact Interlibrary Loan at [[lawill]].