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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.

 

Welcome Class of 2025!

Announcements for Fall 2022:


  • 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 reference@law.villanova.edu. 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 the Develop a New Skill page for more training opportunities.

  • 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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  • The Core Tech Certification: Learn to leverage the core tech tools you need to be successful in law school and practice. Including training on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Email programs and PDF editors.
 
  • Practice Tech Certification: Includes e-discovery and other e-software to matter management and trial prep, explores a myriad of tools that are essential for legal practice.
 
  • Legal Soft Skills Certification: Offers training on practical, every-day legal skills including "building your brand", Working Virtually", and "Oral Argument tactics".