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Access to the law library is restricted to Saint Louis University students, faculty and staff until further notice.

SLU LAW alumni, attorneys and members of the public are welcome to use the library for legal research.

All library visitors should check in at the circulation desk or the reference desk. When classes are in session, Scott Hall is open to the public at the hours listed on this page. No access is available for members of the public on the weekends. Please call ahead for hours during breaks and holidays.


Westlaw Public Patron Access can be accessed on the Law Library computers as well as a wide range of other databases.

SLU LAW alumni have free access to HeinOnline's Law Journal Library, a collection of more than 1,800 law and law-related journals. To access this service, log in to mySLU using your SLUnet username and password.

Library Access for SLU LAW Alumni and Attorneys

SLU LAW alumni, Washington University law students, and attorneys may request access to the Law Library during evening and weekend library hours by applying for a SLU Access card. Email this form to Julie Orr at, or return it via mail.


Tours of the Law Library are available. For alumni, outside guests, Law Library Association Members and other group tours, contact director Erika Cohn at (314) 977-2759 or Tours can be catered to individual or group needs and can include information on space, collection, services and programs.

Borrowing Policies

SLU LAW alumni may check out circulating library resources. A SLU ID or other photo ID must be presented at the time of checkout. Representatives such as secretaries, clerks or other law firm members may not check out items with an alumni's ID. Alumni borrowing privileges do not extend to the other Saint Louis University Libraries.

Federal Depository Resources

SLU LAW alumni, attorneys and members of the public have access to the Law Library's Federal Depository resources