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Summer Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Access

Quick guide to your access

Summer is nearly here! You’ll be happy to know you can continue to use many of our library resources while you’re off doing fun and exciting legal work, even if you’ve just graduated! Here are some finer details:


You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, over the summer for non-commercial research—you can’t use them when you are billing a client.

New graduates can enroll in Grad-Elite access. That gets you six months of 60-hours-per-month access, with no restrictions on usage, to Westlaw and the other Thomson Reuters products. Enroll here.


You have free unlimited access this summer; sign in as usual. Note: while you can use Lexis for workplace research, check with your employer first—many firms prefer that summer associates use a firm-issued Lexis ID.

New graduates can continue using your law school Lexis ID through December 31, 2021. No registration required. You’ll have the same access you had through law school.


You have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law throughout the summer and for 6 months after graduation—including for employment-related activity.

Library Resources for the Bar Exam

Pick from two sessions on Friday, May 21.

Don’t miss the Law Library’s last workshop of the academic year. Learn what free bar exam resources the Library has for additional practice questions, supplemental lectures, and other study aids. We are offering two sessions on Friday, 5/21. 

Register for the 10am-11am or 6pm-7pm session, or to request a link to the recording if you can’t make either session: 

Please contact reference.request@wne.edu or 413-782-1484 with any questions or if you want to talk to a Law Librarian about any of our resources.

Best of Luck on Finals

Visit Your Library

Hello friends,

The semester has ended and finals are here. We hope exams are smooth and give way to fruitful summers. We remain open and eager to help you during your summer jobs, clerkships, internships, and throughout your careers.

All the best,

Your librarians