Faculty Services at Law

Book Check-out

Books may be checked out in person at the Law Library's Circulation Desk or by emailing Document Delivery. You may also request materials from the other VU campus libraries through the Law Library's document delivery services.

Book Return

You may drop off books, including those belonging to another VU library or borrowed through interlibrary loan, at the Law Library's Circulation Desk or place them in the Library's box in the mailroom.

Bloomberg BNA E-Mail Highlights

The Law Library subscribes to Bloomberg BNA. To receive e-mail highlights, go to http://www.bna.com/lawschool. Then on the top right, click on Sign Up for E-mail Updates. Please note that if you are off campus you will need your VU ID and password to access these services. For more information, contact your liaison.


The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) which provides access to over 600 interactive, computer-based tutorials available in 32 different legal subject areas, useful for both students and faculty. For more information, go to http://cali.org. In order to set-up a new account, faculty must enter the law school's authorization code. Contact your library liaison for this authorization code.

Collection Development and Faculty Orders

Faculty members are encouraged to recommend purchases for the collection. Please e-mail lsfacbook@vanderbilt.edu or send your recommendations to your liaison.

Course Reserves

To place materials on Reserve, please e-mail lawcirc@vanderbilt.edu.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

Faculty members may sign up for a customized weekly e-mail edition of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) published by the University of Washington Law Library. This index provides current indexing of articles from major law reviews and journals. The customized version (SmartCILP) lets you choose to receive a table of contents from individual law reviews and/or items based on selected subject areas. To set up a customized profile, go to http://depts.washington.edu/scilp/scilp3.cgi. Your affiliation is Vanderbilt University.  Please contact your library liaison for Vanderbilt's authorization code.


The law library provides an A-Z list of databases relevant to legal and interdisciplinary research.  When accessing the library databases off campus through the Law Library's website, you will be routed through the proxy server, which will request your VUnetID and password.

Document Delivery

Library staff will provide photocopies of cases, articles, and other library materials. Please e-mail requests to lsdoc@law.vanderbilt.edu.

Faculty Research Carrels

To reserve a carrel, please e-mail lawcirc@vanderbilt.edu.

Instructional Support

For assistance with course reserves, exam archives, or librarian research instruction for courses, please contact your liaison.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Materials not available in the VU Libraries may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Please submit interlibrary loan requests by e-mail to lsdoc@law.vanderbilt.edu.

Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

The Law Library subscribes to Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law  For questions about your passwords, call or e-mail Jason Sowards (322.1438).

Library Catalog

The Law Library shares an online library catalog (Acorn) with the other VU libraries.

Research Assistant Training

For research assistant training, please contact your liaison.

Reference Assistance

For reference assistance, please contact your liaison or e-mail llrefstaff@list.vanderbilt.edu.

Routing Services

To request journal and/or new book routings, please call or e-mail Mary Prince (322.0021) or Bill Walker (343.4079).


Larry Reeves, Associate Dean and Director, Associate Professor of Law (322.0020)

Andrea Alexander, Research Services Librarian (343.5467)

Catherine Deane, Foreign & International Law Librarian (322.5927)

Carolyn Floyd, Research Services Librarian (343.0208)

Mary Prince, Associate Director for Library Services (322.0021)

Deborah Schander, Research Services Librarian (322.2885)

Jason Sowards, Associate Director for Public Services (322.1438)

Bill Walker, Acquisitions Librarian (343.4079)


Circulation Desk 343.8731

Reference Desk 343.8737