Teaching & Research Fellows Library Services

Welcome to the Robert Crown Law Library’s Teaching & Research Fellows Library Services page! We are here to help familiarize you with the myriad resources available to you through the library in support of your research and teaching. This page provides an overview of some of our services. Please use the navigation below for more detailed information.

Per Administrative Guide, fellows who participate in a recognized full-time, campus-based Stanford non-degree program of scholarship or learning are eligible for a Stanford University ID (SUID) card. The SUID functions as a library card and may be used to borrow from the Law Library and other campus libraries. Additionally, resident teaching fellows who have an office at the law school may participate in our borrowing service program.  Please see below for more information about the borrowing service. Remote fellows are limited to online resources as the library is not able to ship physical material to their remote locations. Your SUNet ID sponsorship determines your access to e-resources.

Reference & Research Help

Contact Us

650 725.0800

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 & Collections
Borrowing Services for Resident Teaching Fellows
  • Fellows who have an office in the law school and who are teaching may take advantage of our borrowing service:
    The library will borrow material from any library on campus and deliver it to your office and pick up returns.
    Contact Borrowing Services Desk with any questions.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • We request partial scans and physical copies of material not available at Stanford from other institutions.
Scanning Services
  • We are happy to scan material available in our collection, within the limits of copyright law, for you.
  • The library maintains many 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 and help strategize on the best resources and search methods for your research topic. Email Reference with any questions. We also have many resources available to you, including:

Instructional Services & Course Support

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Canvas Support

Canvas, Stanford University’s learning management system, can serve as the main gateway to your course. Contact the 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 your exams and syllabi.

Stanford Syllabus is a central, online repository for Stanford class syllabi. Syllabi 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.


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.

SLS News & Special Collections

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, 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 specialcollections@law.stanford.edu.