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Using the Library

Using The Library

The Biddle Law Library is only open to members of the Penn Law community at this time.  Until normal operations resume, others needing research assistance, including students from other schools, are welcome to use our AskBiddle service.

Tanenbaum Hall, Biddle Law Library with people, Tanenbaum Hall, Biddle Law Library with people

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Library Hours

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Reserve a Study Room

Online room scheduler

Printers, Copiers & Scanners

Learn about computer technology at Penn Law

Request Books from the Collection

All Penn students can request books for pickup



Exam Periods and Federal Depository 

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Reading & Examination Period

During the Law School’s reading and examination period, access is limited to Penn Law students, University of Pennsylvania faculty, Law School alumni, and members of the bar. During the restricted access period, Penn students may request permission to access the law library collection for research.  To view restricted time periods, view the library’s calendar.

Federal Depository Library Program



Federal Depository Library Program

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Documents in the Federal Depository Library Program collection are available for public use. However, due to COVID-19 mitigation practices, the library will be closed to the public until further notice. We will not be able to provide access to physical items in our Federal Depository Library Program collection. Click here to request assistance with online depository materials.