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George R. Farmer Jr Law Library at West Virginia University College of Law
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Law Library

The George R. Farmer Jr. Law Library supports the teaching and research needs of the College of Law. The Library also proudly serves the West Virginia bench, practicing bar, and the general public at large.


The Law Library’s highest priority is to provide information resources and support for our staff, students, faculty, and users while safeguarding the health, well-being, and academic success of all our faculty, staff, students, and users.

This spring we closed our library stacks and library space in response to the pandemic.  We will open our stacks and portions of the library space to members of the College of Law and WVU communities on August 15, 2020.  Some parts of the Law Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to continuing concerns regarding the health and well-being of our users.  Additionally, the library will have limited hours in the evenings and weekends.  Persons using the library are expected to follow all University and library guidelines including social distancing and mask protocols.  Reference services will be conducted remotely.  

The Law Library will be open via swipe access 8:00 A.M.–10:00 P.M. Mondays through Fridays and 12:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. Sundays. The library will be staffed 8:00 AM to until 8:00 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays and 5:00 P.M. Fridays and Sundays. The library is closed on Saturdays.  Please note, there is no access outside of the stated hours.   Please see the library’s calendar for further information.

Physical access will remain closed to all non-WVU users until further notice. While physical access to the Law Library is restricted, the Law Library remains open. The Law Library staff is available and continues to work remotely to fulfill your information needs.

Law Library Access and Services during COVID-19

Virtual Leisure and Wellness Resources




College of Law Collections
The Research Repository @ WVU


The Scholarship Blog


Quick links to popular databases

Online study aids and resources

New library resources

  • HeinOnline: W. Va. Session Laws
    West Virginia Session Laws are now indexed back to their inception on HeinOnline.

  • Procertas LTA
    Procertas LTA provides self-guided modules for achieving law practice technology proficiency in Word, Adobe, and more.

  • Law.com
    Law.com provides full access to 19 popular national and regional legal publications.

  • ProQuest Regulatory Insight
    Regulatory Insight provides researchers with workflow solutions to facilitate research tasks associated with administrative law.

  • ProQuest Supreme Court Insight
    Supreme Court Insight, 1933-to present, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs.

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