Seton Hall Law School is a private Law School, and the Law Library is not open to the public. Only current Seton Hall Law students, faculty, staff, and recent Seton Hall Law graduates studying for the bar may use the Law Library when the Circulation Desk is closed.
Permission to use the Law Library may be granted to the following categories of patrons during Circulation Hours. Permission to use will not be granted during the Restricted Access Period, prior to examinations each semester. Patrons must be able to present an acceptable form of photo ID, proof of status, and the credentials indicated below at the Security Desk upon arrival at Seton Hall Law.
Seton Hall Community
Law Students & Recent Law Graduates
Students or recent law school graduate locally employed (Letter of Introduction from judge, law librarian, or supervising attorney in advance of visit)
Attorneys & Librarians
New Jersey Law Librarians who are members of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association (verification in NJLLA Membership Directory)
Additional exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Head of Public Services or the Law Library Director.
Any questions regarding acceptable forms of identification and/or proof of status should be directed to the Seton Hall Law School Security Desk, at 973-642-8725.
The Law Library is open to Seton Hall Law graduates studying for bar exams. Graduates of other law schools may also wish to access our library facility for this purpose.
Access for non-Seton Hall Law graduates will be limited to the use of print books, photocopying, and only certain online databases during the hours that circulation services are provided. We have one patron access terminal were we provide Westlaw access to our outside patrons and alumni. Access to this terminal depends on demand, and when demand is high is limited to one hour use at a time.
Bar exam study for non-Seton Hall Law graduates is a courtesy. This access is conditional: visitors must comply with all Law Library rules and policies. Anyone who violates any rule or policy will lose his or her right to use the Law Library.
Reference librarians help you use the library and its collections, but they cannot do legal research for you. Reference librarians locate information; identify relevant resources; develop search strategies for catalogs, databases, indexes, and the internet; and provide legal research methodology training.
Reference librarians cannot provide patrons with legal advice, make decisions regarding legal rights and liabilities, interpret legal materials, or explain how the law applies to a particular case. Because of the complicated nature of many legal problems, the services of a qualified attorney may be required. If you need assistance that the Law Library cannot provide, please refer to the resources that we have compiled on our NJ Legal Services page.
To be granted visiting privileges to the Law Library, please provide the Head of Public Services, Brittany Persson with a Letter of Introduction on letterhead from your law school library.
If granted, your access will be limited to the use of print books, photocopying, and only certain online databases during the hours that circulation services are provided. We have one patron access terminal were we provide Westlaw access to our outside patrons and alumni. Access to this terminal depends on demand, and when demand is high is limited to one hour use at a time.
The letter of introduction should