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Professional Center Library

Serving the information and research needs of the School of Law

Collections

For more specific information about what we collect, please see our Collection Development Policy

  • Academic Success
    This is a collection of study aids to help students learn legal fundamentals. Includes books, guides, outlines, and flash cards. Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Audio Visual Materials
    Contains materials in a variety of formats including compact discs and DVDs. The collection also contains a variety of indexes and finding aids to some of the library’s microform materials. Located on the 2nd floor.
  • CIS Materials
    Includes a variety of microfiche publications from the Congressional Information Service (now LexisNexis Academic and Library Solutions), including the CIS Microfiche Library of congressional publications from 1970- , House and Senate unpublished hearings, and U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments, records and briefs, and opinions. Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Federal Materials
    Includes materials relating to the three branches of the U.S. Government. Also available are the various case reporters for the federal courts. Additionally, a variety of general legal reference works are available. Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Films@law.wfu
    This is a collection of feature films with a legal theme. There are also a number of foreign films and documentaries in the collection. The films are in DVD format or VHS format. The collection is located on the 2nd floor.
  • Government Documents
    Includes government documents received from the Government Printing Office since 1990. This library receives U.S. Government documents in all formats: paper, microfiche, and electronic. Please consult the catalog or request assistance at the Reference Desk. Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Microform Collections
    The library houses a number of special microforms collections. Some of these include: American Bar Association Archives and the American Law Institute Archives. A microform reader/printer/scanner is located near the microforms on the 2nd floor.
  • North Carolina Materials
    A comprehensive collection of North Carolina legal materials including the General Statutes of North Carolina, House and Senate Journals, bills, digests, session laws, and court reports from the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals. Located on the 3rd floor.
  • Online materials
    Most electronic resources to which the library has access are available through the online catalog. Online databases are also accessible on the Library’s website. Please note that many of these resources are for the use of our faculty, staff and students only and may require a password.
  • Periodical Collections
    The library maintains an extensive collection of journals including most law reviews from ABA-accredited law schools. Indexes for finding journal articles are also available. Located on the 3rd floor.
  • Reference Collection
    Located on the 2nd floor near the Service Desk, the collection contains many demographic and statistical information sources, law resources, dictionaries, handbooks and directories. These materials must be used in the library and do not circulate.
  • Regional Reporters
    Housed on the 3rd floor of the library, this collection contains all of the West Regional Reporters along with digests and accompanying Shepard’s citators.
  • Reserve Materials
    Shelved at the Service Desk, this collection includes materials placed on Course Reserve by professors, and Permanent Reserve materials such as NC Bar exams, study aids, and many titles that are heavily used. Most items may be checked out for four hours and must be used within the library.
  • Stacks Materials
    Includes treatises, other books, and loose-leaf materials on a variety of  legal topics. Materials are classed using the Library of Congress Classification. All materials in this collection are shelved on the ground floor.
  • State Materials
    Includes primary source materials, such as statutes, court rules, etc. for all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Materials are shelved next to the West Regional reporters on the 3rd floor.
  • Superseded Materials
    Includes superseded editions of federal government materials, state statutes, court rules, court reports, and a variety of other materials. These materials are shelved in the compact shelving on the ground floor of the library.