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Using the Library

Using The Library

The Biddle Law Library is open to members of the University of Pennsylvania community and Law School alumni, Drexel University faculty, staff and law students, and members of the bar. Appropriate identification is required to enter the Law Library.

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Students from other law schools may visit the library with prior arrangement. A librarian from their home institution should submit the request, stating the nature of the research need and request dates. 
To submit a library access request, contact Access Services.

 

Policies

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. [Library Calendar Link] To view restricted time periods, view the library’s calendar.

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

Federal Depository Library Program

The library is a member of the United States Federal Depository Library Program. Documents in the collection are available for public use. It is recommended that depository users visit when assistance is available — Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For added convenience, depository users can contact the library in advance of their visit.