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Public Patron Program

Government agencies, law firms, non-profit institutions and organizations, and attorneys may apply for an annual membership in the Public Patron Program, August 1 to July 31 with pro-rated fees after September 1st.  Public Patron members enjoy access to the Library's on-site collection and may obtain on-site reference assistance.  Members may also use many of the databases available through the Library's on-site public computers.  However the Library does not provide Public Patrons with Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law passwords.  Public Patrons are not eligible for any law center library borrowing privileges.

Membership rates are as follows: 

Law Firms $1,400 per year
Non-profit Organizations 
            (other than 501(c)(3))
$250 per year
Non-profit Organizations (501(c)(3)), Government Agencies, and CJA and Pro bono Attorneys $135 per year
Additional access cards for law firms are $200 each and non-profit organizations are $50 each per year. The fees may not be pro-rated.

Law Center Alumni

Law Center Alumni do not need an access card to access the Law Library. Law Center Alumni must present government-issued photo identification at the Law Library security desk and will be checked against the alumni list.


To become a member please complete this application form.  To ask for an application form to be sent to you or for additional information about the Library’s access policies or the Public Patron Program,  please contact the Public Patron Program Assistant at 202-662-9138.

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