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Legal Research Center

The Legal Research Center

Legal Research Center is Open

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Legal Research Center is OPEN with limited hours during the Fall 2020 semester for silent, socially distanced study space. Seat reservations ARE required to use the space, BUT you can make a reservation immediately upon arriving in the LRC (assuming there are available seats). The 2nd and 3rd floor galleries in the law school are also available for study space.

To celebrate the Halloween season, the LRC has created a new LibGuide, So You Want To Know More About Serial Killers. Explore the dark side of humanity with information about the psychology of serial killers, killers who inspired Hollywood, women serial killers, and more.

Bluebook Access

The LRC has 60-day access keys for the Bluebook Online. If you would like online access to the Bluebook, please email Joan Mazuchowski (jgm26@drexel.edu).

Circulation Changes and Book Requests

For the safety of faculty, staff, and students, the Legal Research Center’s stacks will be closed to browsing and borrowing of physical items will be suspended. Faculty, Law Review, or students performing research projects approved by a Faculty member may request that an exception to this policy be made through an e-mail to lawlib@drexel.edu. Staff will wear masks and gloves when handling library materials and materials will be quarantined for at least 72 hours after use. Due to the number of libraries that are still closed and the extra processing time and mail time required for materials due to COVID, please request materials early in the semester.

Course Reserves and Study Aids

The LRC is working with faculty to provide access to as many course reserve materials as possible electronically. Faculty may request access to electronic course reserve materials for their classes and LRC staff will work with them to provide that material if possible. Requests for digitization will only be processed if they are from faculty. If you have any questions about course reserves, please email Margaret DeFelice at mpd86@drexel.edu.  

We have subscribed to both Aspen/Wolters-Kluwer eBooks and West Academic Study Aids databases in order to provide online access to many of our study guide resources. For information on them, as well as other available course reserves, see our Course Reserves library guide.

Book Returns

If you have ma Yterials that you need to return to the library, you may return them during our business hours or via the large maroon book cart outside the LRC's entrance. Please do not return our materials to the Hagerty dropbox as they are not currently processing returns. If you need to return materials by mail, please get in touch via lawlib@drexel.edu.


The Legal Research Center is a library located on the 3rd floor in the law school. The collection reflects the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students with a particular emphasis on the areas of concentration: business and entrepreneurship, criminal law, health law, and intellectual property. In addition to the numerous print resources, users have access to the thousands of electronic databases, books and journals that the LRC as well as the Drexel University Libraries subscribe to. This provides the researcher with access to legal and interdisciplinary materials.

Along with books and reserve materials, the LRC circulation desk has a number of useful items for checkout, such as phone and laptop chargers, HDMI and Ethernet cables, GoPro Camera, HD webcams, and more. During the Fall 2020 semester, items are not being circulated. For more information, see Services for Students.


New Library Guides

The Legal Research Center has put together several new library guides for students and faculty. Have a look!

  • Finding Your Zone: Mental Health Resources: This guide aims to help you find your own brand of relaxation and mindfulness. It also includes links to trusted authorities that provide information about mental health and mental health initiatives. Compiled for students, faculty, and staff.

  • LRC Career & Practice Collection: This guide is a general overview of our new and growing collection of materials on law and legal professions. We'd like these to serve as supplemental aids for law students to explore as they begin thinking about life after law school. We'd like to thank Donna Gerson and the Career Strategies Office for their substantial donation and assistance making these materials more visible and accessible to our law students and patrons.