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  • Summer Resources Guide for Current Students and New Grads
    Curious what databases you have access to over the summer? Want to get some background information on your employer before your first day at your summer job? Working as an extern or an RA? Want to pick up some new technology or legal skills this summer? Wondering what resources you still have access to as a new grad? All this and more can be found on our Summer Resources guide.

Welcome Class of 2025!

Announcements for Fall 2022:


  • 1L Blackboard Orientation Course is now open! Go to elearning at the top of the page to access Blackboard. 

  • Wildcard (Villanova ID) is required to enter the library. Please show them to the attendant at the Circulation Desk. You will also need your Wildcard to swipe into the law school building and coffee bar areas on evenings and weekends. 
  • Librarians are available to answer your research questions Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM throughout the semester. Reach out to us individually or drop us a line at Have a question outside 9 to 5? Send us an email!

  • Students  may continue to browse the shelves and pick out your own books for checkout or use the Law Library Book Concierge ServiceRequested items will be checked out to you and placed in our 24/7 self-service pickup area on the first floor of the law library. QR codes/links to the request form are posted throughout the library too. NOTE: items in the Reserve and Reserve Study collections may not be requested using the Concierge Service. Ask for them at the Circulation Desk.

  • Check out our ebook collection of study aids available in the Aspen Learning Library. Personalize your account so you can take notes and highlights the Examples and Explanations, Crunchtime Outlines, or whichever title you'd like!
  • Don't forget about our Procertas subscription--up your tech game and expand your resume by completing training modules for specific legal tasks in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe/PDFs (you even earn badges for LinkedIn!) -- Procertas now includes Bluebooking practice! See our Summer Resources guide for more training opportunities-summer is the perfect time to expand your skill set!

  • Study Rooms are available for group study by at least two students for up to two hours per day. Reserve one today!


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Featured Resource:  Aspen Learning Library (Formerly: Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library)

The Aspen Learning Library is available to Villanova Law school students, faculty, and staff and requires your VU login for access. The Study Aids library provides full-text, online ebook access to Wolters Kluwer materials. Create a personal account once on the site to make notes, bookmark sections, highlight text etc. The Aspen Learning Library offers many different study aids including: Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel CrunchTime and Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, the Inside Series and many more. For help getting started, see the user guides on the Study Aids libguide. To download/read offline content, you must download the Aspen Learning Library app using these instructions.


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  • Civil Rights and Social Justice Collection:
    Includes publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and other documents covering civil rights in the United States.

  • COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present:  This database includes information on past pandemics as well as the COVID-19 crisis. It includes federal government reports, hearings, and more. Content that is COVID-19 specific is organized into specific areas of focus: Economic Impact, Global Impact, Health Care Impact, and Societal Impact, with a separate subcollection exclusive to Past Pandemics.

  • Executive Privilege: This database includes primary materials from all three branches of government as well as secondary sources exploring the use of executive privilege in the past through today.

  • History of Supreme Court Nominations: This collection features the full text of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Use the Browse by Justice option to link directly to relevant content, articles, and bibliography as applicable to each justice.
  • UNC Press Law Publications: Provides access to more than 400 titles from this publisher, browseable by title, subject, date or author. Titles offer historical and current coverage of a range of social justice issues including racial injustice, civil rights and immigration as well as biographies of influential laweyrs, judges and social reformers,