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1L Resources, Tips and Tools: First Year Basics

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


The BLS Law Librarians have created this guide to help familiarize you with the many resources available at the Brooklyn Law School library to help you succeed in your first year of law school. In addition, we created a video to introduce ourselves to you and a video to introduce you to the library and its services. You may also want to:

For more information or to get help accessing any of the materials or databases discussed in this guide, please come see us.

Remember The Golden Rule: if something takes longer than 10 minutes to find, ask a Librarian for help!

  • Email us at
  • Call us at 718-780-7567.
  • Text us at 718-734-2432.
  • Schedule an individualized research session.

Library Hours


Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs    8:00am –12:00am

Fri                 8:00am –10:00pm

Sat                9:00am –10:00pm

Sun               10:00am–12:00am

Check the Library’s website for hours during reading/exam period, breaks and holidays.