The Barco Law Library provides a variety of services to alumni, attorneys and the general public. Our library and many of its resources are freely available to anyone doing legal research.
- Use of the Library
- The library can be used during regular hours by anyone engaged in legal research, so long as they abide by our policies. The reference librarian can assist you with any research questions you have, and the books and other resources on the library shelves are available for use within the library.
- University of Pittsburgh patrons
- Non-Law University of Pittsburgh faculty, students (both undergraduate and graduate) and staff can borrow circulating books for two weeks using their Pitt IDs. Videos, CD's and books in the law library's Commons Collection do not circulate to non-law patrons.
- Computers and Online Research
- The library has six computers for use by persons not affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Patrons who wish to use a computer should sign in at the library Circulation Desk and a staff member will help you sign onto a computer. An automatic timer limits computer sessions to one hour. A number of legal database subscriptions are available on these computers, including Lexis's Shepard's Citators and a limited version of Westlaw. The reference librarian can help you use these online resources.
- Our Special Borrowers Program allows attorneys in Western Pennsylvania to borrow circulating library materials from the Library collection. Memberships are $100 per year, $75 for members of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association. Each Special Borrower will receive a unique Barco Law Library card with a barcoded ID number; the card or ID number must be provided to borrow materials.
In addition, members of the Special Borrowers Program are able to have non-circulating materials photocopied and delivered at a substantial discount and without going through traditional interlibrary loan procedures.
For more information, please email us, call (412)648-1376 or fax (412)648-1352.
- U.S. Government Documents
- The Barco Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. As a Depository library we collect, organize, maintain, preserve, and assist users with information from the Federal Government. Our reference librarians can assist you with locating any government documents in our collection.