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Library Access

The Ross-Blakley Law Library primarily serves the needs of the students and faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  Our collections and resources are dedicated to the educational and research pursuits of our students and faculty. 

As part of ASU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the BCLS building is available only to College of Law students, faculty, and staff.  The library is not open to walk-in visitors, but we may be able to offer some services remotely.

Reference Services

Reference librarians are available to answer questions about legal research through our Ask a Librarian service.  The librarians of the Ross-Blakley Law Library have also prepared Research Guides on a variety of legal topics including Arizona, Federal, and Foreign and International laws.

Local community members may also find useful services offered through the Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library.  The Superior Court Law Library's collection and service options are aimed at assisting those representing themselves in a legal matter.  They have many resources, including:  case informationcourt formsa Self-Service Center, and much more. Please consider consulting their website so you can make the best choice for your legal needs.

Law Library Collection Access

Members of the ASU Community who are not affiliated with the College of Law can access Law Library collections by using the request options in the library catalog.  Scanned materials will be sent via email and physical items can be requested for pickup at another ASU Library of your choosing.

Patrons who purchased a Community Card through ASU Library can request circulating law items be sent to another location for pickup by using this form.

College of Law alumni and Arizona law firms may utilize our document delivery service.  We will email articles or other documents available as part of the law library's print collection.  Documents available through library subscription databases, e-books, or print materials owned by ASU Library are not eligible for this service.  Requests are processed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and are usually filled within 48 hours, dependent upon staffing.  Charges are $20 per citation and are limited to 50 pages.  An invoice will be sent with the document.  An exact citation is required to fill scan requests.  If you need assistance finding a citation, please contact a reference librarian.  To submit a document delivery request, call 480-965-6144 or email lawill@asu.edu.

Local community members who need to view law library books may be able to use the interlibrary loan services through their local public library.