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Law Library Services for Online Learning and Teaching

Law Library resources and services supporting moving classes online.

Returning to the Law Library -- Safely

Welcome to the Law Library. We've altered some things to ensure the safety of all students and staff. One thing that has stayed the same is the Law Library's commitment to help. Use this guide to find resources and services to help you continue your research and learning in our changed environment.

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Move through the library space
The Law Library is located in Klein Hall on the third floor. Main library doors on the third floor will be propped open for touchless entry and exit. To maintain physical distance from others, follow posted signs and decals designating building entrances and exits, the direction to travel on stairs, and where to line up at printers and other service points.

Find a spot to study
A variety of seating that follows physical distancing requirements will be available for individual study. In order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, no group study space will be available. Reserve a seat in the library up to a day in advance.

Borrow library books
Access to reserve and closed stack materials is available at the library desk. You can also request non-reserve Law Library materials for pick-up. 
Current Temple Law students, faculty, and staff can request Law Library materials using this form
You will receive an email from a staff member at the Law Library when the item is ready for pick-up. Please allow at least two hours for your request to be processed during normal library hours. Requests received outside library hours will be processed the next working day.
Law School students and staff will be able to pick up their items from a cart near the Security Desk on the second floor of Klein Hall. Items not picked up in seven days will be returned to the collection.
Materials requested by Law School faculty will be delivered to mailboxes on the fifth floor of Klein Hall.

We encourage continued use of our electronic resources when possible. Ask a librarian for help to find these resources.

Return library books
Return materials to the library desk when open or the book return bin in the third floor reading room when the desk is closed.

Get my course book
Most Spring 2021 casebooks are not available for 3-hour loan. Use the Library Search catalog to see the availability of course books and make a request using this form or request the book at the library desk. For reliable access to your readings, purchase required texts.

Request interlibrary loans
Article and book chapter scans through ILLiad and physical material loans through both EZ-Borrow and ILLiad have resumed. Requests for physical items may be limited, based on the lending capabilities of other libraries.

Tune in to Law Library events and workshops 
Events and workshops for the spring will be virtual. Visit our e-vents page or the Law Library Canvas page for more information.

Meet with a librarian
Research help is available via Chat. Please check the Law Library’s website for hours. To schedule a virtual appointment, law students and local attorneys should send a request to Law faculty should send a request to

Use tech tools
Printing, scanning, device charging, and a limited number of desktop computers are available to patrons on site. 

Stay safe
While in the Law Library, continue to follow the health and safety guidelines established for the full campus. Ask for help at the library desk.

Contact Law Library staff
We are here to help! A staff member will be on site to fulfill item requests, answer quick questions, and maintain the space. Please stop by the circulation desk to get assistance. We encourage you to get in touch; email us at


Get in touch

Research is available. Contact a librarian through these channels.