Faculty Services

Welcome to the Robert Crown Law Library’s Faculty Services page! We are here to help support your research, teaching, and scholarship, and this page provides an overview of some of our services. Please use the boxes below to navigate to more detailed information about our services and resources, and to obtain contact information.

NB. Due to COVID-19, our policies and procedures described below have changed. The Law Library cannot guarantee the availability of library materials in these uncertain times. Some vendors do not provide electronic versions of their materials, and some electronic material is not made available for library lending. Given this uncertainty, we ask for your patience in fulfilling your teaching and research support needs. As always, please reach out to reference@law.stanford.edu if you have any questions and we will continue doing everything we can to support your work. Limited scanning is available via this request form.

Reference & Research Services


Contact Us

Reference
reference@law.stanford.edu
650 725.0800

Circulation
circulation@law.stanford.edu
650 723.2477


We offer a wide variety of reference & research services to support your research and scholarship. Some of our services include:

Library Materials & Collection Requests
Borrowing Services
  • We will check out and deliver library materials to your office, renew materials for you, and retrieve books when you are finished with them.
  • Contact Circulation with any questions.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • We can request materials not available at Stanford libraries through our ILL service. Contact ILL with any questions or to request materials.
Journal Routing
  • Please contact Reference if you’d like us to send print journals up to your office, or if you’d like us to email specific electronic Tables of Contents.
Newspaper Subscriptions
  • The library maintains many print & online newspaper subscriptions, and the university offers many of them for free to faculty. To see a culled list of newspapers and get information on how to create an account, please visit the Newspapers LibGuide.
Recommend Books for the Library Collection
  • We are always happy to hear your suggestions for new materials to add to our collection (especially works by the SLS community!). Please submit your suggestions using this form.
Research & Reference Assistance
We can also help you with any type of research or reference request. Examples of some of our services include:
  • In-depth research on many topics (law and non-law!), including research for articles or books you’re drafting.
  • Locating materials, including articles and books; we can retrieve specific titles for you, or research a list of possible sources based on your criteria.
  • Monitoring alerts & updates on specific cases or news interests and other current awareness resources.
  • Training on any of our myriad resources & databases (see Research Resources, below, to access some of them).
  • Training your RAs on research strategies and resources.

Instructional Services & Course Support

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Digital Reserves

Digital Reserves is an archive of exams, model answers, and syllabi from previous years. Access is limited to the law school community. Contact Circulation to add your exams and syllabi. Also available are papers from the Wednesday Workshop series.

Stanford Syllabus is a central, online repository for Stanford class syllabi. Syllabus that you post via the Syllabus tool in Canvas get automatically added to this repository.

Course Reserves

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At least one copy of texts that appear on the Textbook List will be placed on Course Reserves. If you would like additional items placed on Course Reserve, please fill out this form.

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Copyright Guidance for Course Materials

While we can’t provide copyright advice, we have created a resource guide to assist in determining whether to post copyrighted material to your Canvas site.

Copyright Best Practices

Research Resources

The library has myriad databases, articles, journals, books, and more, to support your research. We’ve highlighted some of the best resources below, but this only scratches the surface of what we have. Contact Reference (reference@law.stanford.edu) if you have specific questions about our resources. Please make suggestions for new research materials at: https://stanford.io/2NsvnTz.

Faculty Bibliography & News

In addition to research and reference support for your publications (see above, Reference & Research), we also strive to record and promote your publications and activities. Some of our services include:

Faculty Bibliography


We strive to capture publications by faculty in our Faculty Bibliography, compiled annually each winter quarter. If you’ve recently published something, please let us know.

SLS Today


SLS Today showcases the latest news of SLS and includes recent publications, media appearances, and references to SLS faculty, alumni, staff, students, and notable friends. If you’d like something included in SLS Today or if you want to be added to the mailing list, please email Reference.

Special Collections


RCLL's Special Collections contain selected materials and records of enduring value created by or pertaining to SLS and its faculty, students, staff, and alumni. You can review an overview of our archives here, or contact Carol Wilson, Special Collections Librarian, with questions.