Bench and Bar
While the law library strives to provide the best resources to meet the teaching and research missions of the law school, the law library also provides a broad array of materials for the legal practitioner. These materials include practice guides, treatises and manuals including a comprehensive collection of formbooks. The law library also offers free access to many of its subscription databases including a publicly available version of Westlaw, Bloomberg Law and LexisNexis. These services include KeyCite and Shepards to validate your law. Bloomberg Law offers access to federal and some state court dockets and transactional materials. The law library also provides access to HeinOnline, a digital collection of law journal articles and primary and secondary law of all sorts.
The law library is open to the public. We have a research librarian on duty five days a week and some level of reference services is always available. If a research librarian is not available when you visit, you can email them or schedule an appointment. The research librarians are here to help. They teach legal research to the students and all have a law degree in addition to the library science degree. They welcome practitioners and the interesting and challenging questions they confront in their law practice.
If you are a Colorado resident, you are entitled to a law library account. With an account, you can check out books. Even without the account, you can search our library catalog and request articles and excerpts from books using our Document Delivery service. If you are in Boulder, you'll find the law library an inviting place to work and study.