Duquesne University School of Law

Services For Students

We Are Here to Help!

The Center's librarians can assist you if you have a general question about using the Center's resources or if you need to set up a more in-depth consultation regarding research for a paper or other law school-related project. The Center has a highly trained and experienced group of librarians. Three librarians hold a law degree in addition to an advanced degree in library or information science. All of the reference librarians have at least a decade of legal research experience as either academic librarians or as a practicing attorney.

Any of the Center's reference librarians can assist Duquesne University law students.  You can contact Tsegaye Beru (412.396.4423), Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133)  or Julie Tedjeske (412.396.5014) directly. You can also send reference questions to the Center's general "E-Mail Reference" form. The reference inquiries will then be carefully reviewed and attended to. Finally, please feel free to ask a librarian or staff member for help at any time.


Twitter and the DuqLawWire

To keep you informed of important legal research resources and events, the Center maintains a Twitter account (@DuquesneLawCLI)  and sends out a weekly eNewsletter (DuqLawWire).



The Center keeps a copy of most textbooks and other materials used during the current semester at the Circulation Desk. Select past exams may also be available.

  • Materials may be used in the library for 2 hours.
  • Valid Duquesne University identification card required.
  • Find reserves on SOLCAT.


Group Study Rooms

There are a number of group study rooms available in the Center for law student use in two hour increments, with a potential two hour renewal, on a first-come, first served basis. Some of the rooms are equipped with additional multimedia. Ask at the Circulation Desk for keys and room availability. (Duquesne Law identification card is required.) Rooms may be reserved in advance during exam periods.


Requesting Items From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

The Center provides a free interlibrary loan (ILL) service for law students. If the Center does not own the legal research material(s) you desire (books and/or journal articles), we will attempt to secure the materials from another library. Remember to allow time (1-2 weeks) for delivery of material. 


Allegheny County Law Library materials may be requested at the Information Desk.  Items are shipped via courier; delivery may take 1-2 days. ACLL materials may be used in the library or checked out.

Law students also have access to the Gumberg Library, including their research databases. You may also be able to use your Duquesne University identification card at other local libraries.


Video Training (Please access the below presentations via your LRW Blackboard page)

  • Library Tour    
  • WestLawNext     
  • WestLawNext Lesson 2                
  • Lexis Advance    
  • Bloomberg Law    
  • Bloomberg Law Lesson 2
  • HeinOnline            


Library Assistant Positions

If you are interested in a Library Assistant position (Duquesne University law students only), please submit a cover letter and resume to Associate Dean Martha Jordan, in care of Marlene Vatter.