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1L Resources, Tips and Tools: Introduction & Library Access

This guide describes print and digital resources to help 1Ls succeed at Brooklyn Law School.

Introduction

Brooklyn Law School's librarians created this guide to highlight many of BLS Library's resources to help you succeed in your first year of law school. 

TIP: Within a guide box or subcategory (such as: textbooks), sources appear "newest to oldest."  BLS Librarians want to encourage our students to use current versions of available sources.

In addition, we created a video to introduce ourselves and a video to introduce BLS Library and its services. Also, you might wish to:

We want to help!  Contact us to obtain more information about library sources and services:

When Was This Guide Last Updated?

This LibGuide was last substantively updated:

On: May 28, 2024

At:  1:44 PM

By: Jean Davis

When Can BLS Students Access BLS Law School & BLS Library?

BLS Library, 250 Joralemon Street

   

 

 

 

 

 

Study area on first floor of BLS Library, 250 Joralemon Street

When are BLS Law School and BLS Library (250 Joralemon Street) open for student use?

Generally, during the year: The gates open at 6am and close at midnight.  BLS students have access to the 250 Joralemon Street building and to BLS Library from 7am–midnight. 

During reading period, finals & the two weeks before the bar exam in July: The gates open at 6am and close at 2am.  BLS students have access to the 250 Joralemon Street building and to BLS Library from 7am–2am.

When does BLS Library staff its Circulation Desk?

During the Fall & Spring semesters:

  • M-Th: 8am-midnight
  • F: 8am-10pm

  • Sat & Sun: 10am-10pm

During reading period & finals:

  • Sun-Sat: 8am-midnight

Summer Hours:

  • M-Th: 9am-10pm 
  • F-Sun: 10am-6pm

Bar Study (Beginning July 5 through first day of Bar Exam):

  • Sun-Sat: 9am-midnight

Tip: Check BLS Library’s website (box, lower right corner: This Week's Hours) or the monthly calendar for holiday hours and current hours.