Student Resources

The Moakley Law Library is committed to providing students with training, study space, and resources to help them develop in their understanding of the law. Below we have highlighted some student-specific materials.

Meet with a Research Librarian

The Research Desk is open Monday through Thursday, from 10am to 6pm, and on Friday from 10am to 5pm. We’re available to answer questions related to finding primary and secondary legal authorities, getting started on writing a research paper, and supporting you during your internships and other legal work both during and after law school. Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 617-573-8516.

Interlibrary Loan

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalog, we can order books and articles for you through interlibrary loan. Just fill out any requests with this form.

Study Aids

Access West Academic and CALI exercises directly for online materials, available both on-campus and off, or browse our course-specific research guides, which will also lead you to our print materials.

Bluebook Resources

The library keeps a number of Bluebooks available on reserve for checkout. We also keep several copies of a User’s Guide to the Bluebook, as well as our own library-maintained Bluebook Guide for Law Students.

Course Reserves

The library keeps at least two copies of every book required for a law course. Check them out for two hours of in-library use at the Circulation Desk (on the left when you enter the library on the sixth floor).

Past Exams

Many professors post copies of exam questions from previous years in this database. Use these exams to practice test-taking and gauge your knowledge of the subject. To access the database from off campus, log in with the same username/password you use for your Suffolk e-mail account.