During the Spring 2018 semester, the Law Library conducted a survey asking students to comment on various aspects of the library. 370 students responded. This is valuable input, and we want to thank everybody who completed the survey.
We reviewed all feedback, and we continue to use this to guide future projects. Here’s a page showing a summary of some projects completed during the Summer of 2018 in response to previous student input.

Below are several charts summarizing quantitative questions from the 2018 survey.

Quantitative Survey Results

Status of students who responded:

1L/1E/2E 28.6%
2L/3E 27.3%
3L/4E/4th Year Joint Degree 24.3%
LL.M. & SJD 19.7%

Reasons for visiting the Law Library:

Study in a quiet environment 332
Study in a group study room 235
Research 179
User a scanner 154
Check out books 149
Retrieve printouts 142
Photocopying 115
Use class reserve materials 89
Relax between classes 85
Check out “Cool stuff” (e.g., chargers, USB drives.) 79
Research assistance 76
Use a library computer 62
Attend a research class 50
Other 20
Use historical and archival materials 18

Level of satisfaction with online chat with a librarian:

Very Satisfied 78
Mostly Satisfied 28
Neutral 22
Dissatisfied 5
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 33
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 154

Level of satisfaction with reference consultations:

Very Satisfied 64
Mostly Satisfied 25
Neutral 21
Dissatisfied 4
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 21
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 186

Level of satisfaction with reference assistance:

Very Satisfied 89
Mostly Satisfied 62
Neutral 24
Dissatisfied 4
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 7
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 131

Level of satisfaction with research guides:

Very Satisfied 90
Mostly Satisfied 101
Neutral 36
Dissatisfied 5
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 23
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 64

Level of satisfaction with online tutorials:

Very Satisfied 64
Mostly Satisfied 68
Neutral 44
Dissatisfied 10
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 36
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 97

Level of satisfaction with Treatise Finders on the Georgetown Law Library website:

Very Satisfied 42
Mostly Satisfied 58
Neutral 23
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 55
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 139

Level of satisfaction with reference assistance via email:

Very Satisfied 65
Mostly Satisfied 28
Neutral 19
Dissatisfied 0
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 37
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 170

Level of satisfaction with service at the circulation desks:

Very Satisfied 169
Mostly Satisfied 96
Neutral 21
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 2
Aware of but Have not Used Service 54

Level of satisfaction with past exams:

Very Satisfied 98
Mostly Satisfied 155
Neutral 38
Dissatisfied 12
Very Dissatisfied 3
Unaware of Service 4
Aware of but Have not Used Service 34

Level of satisfaction with course materials:

Very Satisfied 69
Mostly Satisfied 112
Neutral 47
Dissatisfied 12
Very Dissatisfied 4
Unaware of Service 13
Aware of but Have not Used Service 83

Level of satisfaction with group study rooms:

Very Satisfied 89
Mostly Satisfied 145
Neutral 42
Dissatisfied 27
Very Dissatisfied 7
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 29

Level of satisfaction with library computers:

Very Satisfied 63
Mostly Satisfied 84
Neutral 52
Dissatisfied 14
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 5
Aware of but Have not Used Service 122

Level of satisfaction with obtaining materials from other libraries:

Very Satisfied 83
Mostly Satisfied 74
Neutral 32
Dissatisfied 1
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 16
Aware of but Have not Used Service 134

Level of satisfaction with photocopy services:

Very Satisfied 85
Mostly Satisfied 91
Neutral 39
Dissatisfied 12
Very Dissatisfied 3
Unaware of Service 6
Aware of but Have not Used Service 106

Level of satisfaction with printing services:

Very Satisfied 89
Mostly Satisfied 121
Neutral 40
Dissatisfied 41
Very Dissatisfied 12
Unaware of Service 2
Aware of but Have not Used Service 38

Level of satisfaction with scanning services:

Very Satisfied 110
Mostly Satisfied 88
Neutral 39
Dissatisfied 12
Very Dissatisfied 4
Unaware of Service 8
Aware of but Have not Used Service 80

Level of satisfaction with GULLiver:

Very Satisfied 83
Mostly Satisfied 107
Neutral 45
Dissatisfied 8
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 5
Aware of but Have not Used Service 91

Level of satisfaction with the Library’s collection of print materials:

Very Satisfied 82
Mostly Satisfied 112
Neutral 52
Dissatisfied 4
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 90

Level of satisfaction with the Library’s collection of electronic databases:

Very Satisfied 134
Mostly Satisfied 123
Neutral 37
Dissatisfied 7
Very Dissatisfied 4
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 37