SLS Staff Library Services

Welcome to the SLS Staff Library Services page! This page provides an overview of some of our frequently-used services.

Reference & Research Help

Contact Us

650 725.0800

Virtual Reference Office via Zoom

Borrowing Services Desk
650 723.2477

We offer a wide variety of reference & research help, including guidance on navigating and finding useful resources. Some of our services include:

Library Materials & Collection
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • We request partial scans and physical copies of material not available at Stanford from other institutions.
Scanning Service
  • We are happy to scan material, within the limits of copyright law, for you.
Journal Routing
  • If a faculty member requests a print journal sent to their office, please contact Reference. We can also send specific electronic Tables of Contents to faculty members upon request.
  • The library maintains many print & online newspaper subscriptions, and the university offers many of them for free to faculty and staff.
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!
Popular Reading
Research & Reference Help
We can provide guidance on certain research or reference questions. For more information, email Reference. We also have many resources available to you, including:

Teaching & Research Fellows Library Services

Instructional & Course Information

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Canvas Support

Canvas, Stanford University’s learning management system, can serve as the main gateway to an instructor's course. Contact EdTech Hub with questions.

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Educational Technology Hub

The SLS EdTech Hub is a resource center dedicated to providing support and training to faculty, staff, and students using academic technology for teaching and learning.

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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 Borrowing Services Desk to add an instructor's exams and syllabi.

Stanford Syllabus is a central, online repository for Stanford class syllabi. Syllabi that an instructor adds to 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.


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 an instructor's Canvas site.

Copyright Best Practices

Faculty Bibliography & News

We also strive to record and promote faculty and staff publications and activities. Some of our services include:

SLS Today

SLS Today showcases the latest news of 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

Special Collections contain selected materials and records of enduring value created by or pertaining to SLS and its faculty, students, staff, and alumni. If you have questions about our collection development policy for special collections or access to it, please contact