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Biddle Law Library

Your online destination for resources, information, and support from one of the most robust law libraries in the world.

Biddle Law Library

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Student Resources

The library offers resources to help students succeed, including course materials, study aids, and guides for research and writing. Not sure if your course has E-reserves? Check the status on the e-reserves dashboard. 

Course reserves online

Course reserves at the library

Digital study aids and past exams

Research guides

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Legal Scholarship

The Biddle Law Library collects and preserves the scholarly output of the University of Penn Carey Law School. Find some of the world’s top legal research in one location here.

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Featured Subscriptions

Members of the Law School community get free access to the nation’s most prominent news publications.

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The New York Times

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Washington Post

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The Wall Street Journal

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standing desk

Equipment that helps you study? We’ve got you!

Be more productive by being more comfortable. Our equipment lending program includes an assortment of book stands, laptop stands, and standing desks. You can see them on display at the library’s entrance.

Access Services, Circulation Department, Equipment, Library News
Cite-Checking Guide for Journal Editors

Cite-Checking Guide for Journal Editors

On the hunt for a source? The Cite-Checking guide helps you find pdfs of primary law and scholarly sources, and it provides tips for using library catalogs to find books, determining when to request an interlibrary loan, and creating Perma.CC links.

Journal Editors, Library News, Research and Scholarship Services

Request Books from the Library’s Collection

Students may place holds on books in the law library’s collection. Law students can  pick up books at Biddle; all other students can pick up at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Complete the online form to request books.

Access Services, Books, Library News

New Scanning Stations

Have you seen the amazing new scanning stations in the law library? The KIC scanner is a high-speed, face-up scanner that offers a intuitive interface and a variety of options for creating, editing, and saving files.

Access Services, Library News, Scanners