Arthur S. Beardsley, The Law School Library—A Library of Research for Lawyer, Layman, and Legislator, 18 Law Libr. J. 93 (1925), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/422
Law Library Journal
We will probably agree that the college or university as a seat of learning must develop and maintain library facilities commensurate with the standing before the world which the institution's progress has earned. The library, and of course we include the law school library, is one of the indices of an educational institution's efficiency, and as such, we expect it to grow and expand by adding to the richness of its collections, material of ever increasing importance and usefulness. We expect the college library to take the lead in gathering for future reference the materials valuable for research which, on account of their cost, most other libraries cannot afford or which they cannot justify adding to collections of the type and character which they already maintain. May we not then say that the college library is primarily a library for intensive study and research.
[Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries at Seattle, Wash., in July, 1925.]