Faculty Services

Reference, Research & Instructional Services

Please feel free to call, email reference@law.stanford.edu and visit us in person. We would be delighted to give you a tour of RCLL and acquaint you with everything we have to offer. We’d also like to know of and assist with your research interests.

We can visit you in your office to help you access resources. We can show you how to access resources from off campus too—while at home, or traveling, etc.

Whether it is introducing students to the library’s catalog, familiarizing them with LexisNexis and Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, providing research guidance for a class project, or delving into specialized databases and current awareness products, we are eager to assist you in developing students’ research skills.

Borrowing Services

We will check out and deliver library materials to your office. We will pick up library materials you are finished with; simply leave them in your office “OUT” box for us. We will renew library materials for you too. Contact: circulation@law.stanford.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The Law Library maintains reciprocal relationships with libraries around the globe. Library materials not available at Stanford campus libraries may be obtained through our interlibrary loan service. See: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Collection Development

We encourage you to make recommendations for additions for the RCLL collection. Works created by members of the SLS community are especially welcome.

Course Support
  • Canvas
    Stanford University’s web based learning management system
  • Digital Reserves
    Add your exams to the library's online archive collection.
  • Stanford Syllabus
    Online repository for Stanford class syllabi
  • Course Reserves
    We automatically place copies of all required texts on Course Reserves. Students check them out at the 1st floor Loan Desk. Please let us know (anytime during the term) if there are other materials you’d like on Course Reserves for your students.
  • Course Material Copyright Guidance
Faculty Bibliography
Your publications are a source of great pride for SLS. We strive to capture them in the SLS Faculty (and Fellows) Bibliography we maintain. Please send us cites or content and we will ensure it is properly recorded.
Current Awareness

SLS Today—We compile SLS Today, an email containing the latest news of SLS. It showcases the publications and media appearances of SLS faculty, alumni, staff, students and notable friends. To recommend something for inclusion, or to be added to the mailing list, please let us know.

Personalized Search Alerts—You have access to current awareness services (including docket and scholarship tracking) through Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg BNA and Smart CILP. We can set up daily/weekly/monthly receipt of preset database searches for you.

Journal Routing—We will route journals directly to you. Please let us know which journals you would like to receive at your office, or which electronic tables of contents you would like sent to your email address.

BNA Reporting—We offer daily and weekly BNA Reporters that provide extensive updates in diverse areas such as banking, healthcare, international trade, and patent law. See: https://library.law.stanford.edu/BNA/index.html

SSRN Social Science Research Network—SSRN is dedicated to rapid dissemination of social science research and provides an e-mail alert service in several specialized areas, including law, management, accounting, economics and politics.

SLS Archives

The SLS Archives is the repository for the materials/records of enduring value created by or pertaining to SLS and its faculty, students, staff and alumni. See: https://law.stanford.edu/about/history/stanford-law-school-archives

Library Catalog Portal


Stanford’s library catalog, is your gateway to the holdings of the Stanford University Libraries. The catalog allows you to keyword search and browse through electronic and print resources owned by the law library as well as the numerous other libraries on campus.


Available through SearchWorks, the e-journals list allows you to browse by journal title or search by keyword to determine where and how to access electronic versions of your favorite journals.


The Stanford community enjoys access to a wide variety of databases. These databases include content such as historical newspaper archives (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times), current corporate news (Business Source Complete) and much, much more.

Law Databases

Legal Databases

We subscribe to a large number of other useful databases: HeinOnline, ProQuest, Ebsco, JSTOR, ALM Legal Intelligence, CEB OnLAW, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Foreign Law Guide, Justis, Making of Modern Law, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, RIA Checkpoint, Supreme Court Records & Briefs.
We are happy to set up accounts for you with: LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. Please forward requests for passwords to reference@law.stanford.edu.