The William A. Wise Library supports the teaching and research needs of the University of Colorado Law School, with the goal of helping to produce new attorneys and scholarship of the highest caliber. The law library also serves as a community resource, providing research services and access to legal information to members of the bench and bar, and general public. In recent years, the cost of legal information has risen dramatically while library budgets have remained flat or fallen. Wrestling with these budgetary shortfalls, librarians have had to make challenging decisions to discontinue titles and forego new acquisitions. Additionally, librarians balance a continuing need to acquire print publications with an increasing demand for expensive online resources. We would certainly appreciate your financial support to continue to make our collection relevant and accessible to everyone. and state primary authority. Librarians constantly evaluate resources to determine which will serve our users best.
One way you can support the law library is by purchasing a book to add to our collection. We maintain a list of books that would be great additions to the law library but that exceed the limits of our budget. If you would like to purchase a book for the law library, please visit our wishlist. The book will be shipped directly to the law library and your contribution will be noted with a book plate affixed in your honor to the book.
If you have law or law-related books you wish to donate, the law library may have need of them. While we cannot guarantee that we will add the titles to our collection due to content, format or space limitations, we have received many valuable works from the private collections of attorneys. For more information on donating books to the library please contact our Collection Services and Research Librarian, Joan Policastri at 303-492-2706. CU faculty may find more information about book and scholarship donations here .
Since 2012, the law library has sponsored a fellow program which provides valuable training and experience to a newer librarian, and enables the library to pursue innovative projects. Such projects include the digitization of the David H. Getches Collection , a redesign of the law library website, the development of an online collection of Colorado Session Laws and the creation of legal research guides and instruction. By donating to this program you will support our effort to help develop new librarians and enhance the services we offer.
By donating money to this fund you will enable the law library to put your donation to work where it is needed most. These funds help us provide alumni access to HeinOnline law journal articles , purchase resources and tools to enhance our collections and instruction, assist students in acquiring technology skills, and much more.
We sincerely appreciate your support of the William A. Wise Library. For questions about these or other opportunities to support the law library please contact Professor Susan Nevelow Mart .