The Seattle University Law Library is a private institution that serves SU Law School faculty, staff, and current law students. Others are permitted limited access as set out below. Access to the law library is restricted to just current law students, faculty, and staff during reading periods for final exams. Always consult the law library website prior to visiting for current hours and access information.

Many online resources, including Westlaw and Lexis, are not available to law school alumni, members of the public using federal depository materials, and Seattle University faculty, staff, or students. The King County Law Library and University of Washington Gallagher Law Library have more resources for patrons who are not current SU Law faculty, staff, or students.

Library resource availability
  Law School faculty, staff, current students SU Law School and SU alumni SU students, faculty, staff Orbis Cascade Alliance faculty, staff, students Jesuit Library Faculty Members of the Public
May use library to study. Yes No No No No No
Can use all print collections. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Request via ILL through your local public library.
May check out materials. Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Can access Westlaw/Lexis. Yes No No No No No
Can access some research databases. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Visit restricted to Federal Depository materials.           Yes

SU Law School and SU Alumni

Alumni may only visit to conduct legal research using library resources. Please contact our reference librarians before visiting to confirm availability of materials.

SU faculty, students, staff

SU campus members may only visit the Law Library to use legal materials or check out material from the collections. Campus members should contact a Law Library reference librarian prior to visiting.

Orbis Cascade Alliance faculty, students, staff

Current faculty, staff, and students may obtain borrowing privileges. Please see Summit Visiting Patrons eligibility and protocols.

Jesuit Library Faculty

The Jesuit Library Passport provides on-site borrowing privileges for faculty at any Jesuit University Library in the United States. Please see Jesuit Library Passport for eligibility and protocols.

Federal Depository Collection

Our Federal Depository materials are very limited in scope. Individuals who need access to Federal Depository materials must first complete this request form to schedule an appointment.

Upon arriving at the Law Library, all visitors, except current law faculty, staff, and students, must show identification at the Circulation Desk and complete the "Visitors' Registration Form."

Other Materials in the Collection

Selected materials in the law library collection may be available to researchers at other intuitions via Interlibrary Loan (contact your local library) or via Summit (contact your home institution library).