General Policies


Please checkout all material before removing it from the library and refer to our borrowing guidelines for more specific information on loan periods, overdue notices, and fines/replacement charges. Handle materials with care.


Carrels are available throughout the library. Exclusive possession of a carrel is not allowed. Materials left in homesteaded carrels will be removed. During exam periods, carrels are for law student use only.

Cell Phones

Turn off cell phone ringers upon entering the library and take all cell phone conversations outside the library. Do not hold cell phone conversations in the stairwells as voices carry.

Database Usage

The law library subscribes to many specialized databases. In addition, Lemieux Library subscribes to many non-legal databases. Contact the reference desk or your library liaison for help using our databases.

Use of law library databases may be subject to restrictions. Information on access restrictions is available through the Databases page. For further information, contact the reference desk.

Food, Drink, Tobacco

Beverages in closed containers are allowed in the library; food that is messy, smelly, or noisy is prohibited. Use of tobacco products is prohibited in the library.

Group Study Rooms

There are several group study rooms in the library. These rooms are available for law school student use only. Groups have priority over individuals. There is a two hour time limit per group per day. Click on Reserve a Study Room to make an online reservation. Rooms are not intended for recurring classroom instruction. Faculty should contact the Registrar to make other arrangements. Please contact the circulation desk at 206.398.4221 for additional information.

Internet Access

Internet access is available to faculty, staff and current students. Connect to the Internet in the library or on the wireless network using a laptop computer. Questions about laptops, network information, printing, and email accounts should be directed to the technology staff.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw

Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw are available to law students, faculty, and staff through the library's educational contract with the companies. Review the user agreements with each system for additional information.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw require registration and passwords. Students receive registration information during orientation. Lexis printouts may be picked up in the DDC. Faculty and staff can obtain passwords from Kerry Fitz-Gerald.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw instruction for students is initially provided during their first year; advanced and refresher courses for all students are scheduled throughout the year. For training, students and faculty can contact the vendor representatives:

Bloomberg Law: Beth Goldfinger

LexisNexis/WebCourses: Katie Smith

Westlaw/TWEN: Zachary Gose

Noise Levels

Be courteous and keep noise levels down, including in the study rooms. The 4th floor is designated as a quiet floor.

Office Supplies and Equipment

Staplers, a three-hole punch, scissors, tape, paper clips, and a heavy-duty stapler are available across from the DDC. Other office supplies are available for purchase from the bookstore.

Phones and Messages

Library telephones are for library business only. Library staff will not accept incoming calls for library patrons. Cell phones should not be used in the library.


The library does not have an in-house copy center; patrons are responsible for their own photocopying. The library has one self-service copy machine located in Document Delivery Center on the 2nd floor. Ask for the code at the Circulation Desk. Cost for photocopies is $0.10 per page. Pay by cash or check (made out to Seattle University) at the Circulation Desk.

Contact the circulation staff if you encounter any problems with the copy machine. Circulation staff can add paper and fix minor paper jams but cannot repair the machine. Staff will place a service call if required.

Photography and Filming

Commercial photography and filming are not allowed in Sullivan Hall or the Law School Annex without the express permission of the administration. Requests should be directed to the law school's Associate Dean for Finance and Administration or Director of Communications.


Please place your recyclable paper products in the recycling bins dispersed throughout the library.


Theft can be a problem in any building. Please do not leave personal belongings unattended. The law library has lap-top security devices on carrels and study tables.

Contact a Reference Librarian

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Seattle University School of Law Library
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Phone Numbers

Main Number
Circulation Desk
Reference Desk