COVID-19 Response

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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or


Study Aids

Study Guides

Pitt Law students have access to the WK Online Study Aid Library, with study guides for most law school course topics. 
To log in, select "University of Pittsburgh School of Law" from the Institution dropdown menu. Your "Library Card Number" is your Pitt email identifier, i.e. the letters and numbers before "" in your Pitt email address.
Contact the Electronic Research & Technology Librarian for further assistance.

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instructions (CALI) offers online interactive tutorials for a wide variety of law school classes. Students must register for CALI before using it. The Lessons are linked in the menu at the top of the CALI main page, and are listed by subject area. 

Study Rooms

Pitt Law students can reserve a study room in the library using our room reservation system. 

Gadgets and Equipment

The library has a wide variety of equipment that law students can borrow, such as charging cables, laptops, iPads, earphones, etc. Click the above link to see a full listing. 

Legal Research

Search the University of Pittsburgh Libraries Catalog: PITTCat

Barco Law Library Databases A-Z list

Databases focused on law and legal content.

University Libraries Databases A-Z list

A wide assortment of databases on a wide assortment of topics.

Reserve a Study Room

Groups of Pitt Law students may reserve library study rooms for a maximum of 2 hours by using the study room reservation system. You must have a group of at least 2 students to use the study rooms. 


Interlibrary loans for students

Students who need legal materials that are not available in the Barco Law Library or the University Library System can request an Interlibrary Loan. Depending on availability, there may be a charge for the service, and we can't guarantee how quickly we can get the materials for you. 

If you would like to request an Interlibrary loan, please email us and include as much information as you can, including:

  • Your name, email and phone
  • Any time limits
  • Any cost limits
  • If you are requesting a book, the title, author, year of publication and any other information you have.
  • If you are requesting an article, the article title, author, journal in which it is published, year, volume # and page #. 
  • For any other sorts of materials please include as much information as you can.