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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Student Services

Student Services @ Law

The Law Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries of Vanderbilt University, supports the Vanderbilt University Law School curriculum and the research interests of our faculty and students. As a division of Vanderbilt University's Heard Libraries, the Law Library also provides access to a broad range of non-legal resources, including business, science, and medical publications. The Law Library is open to the local bar as well as to the general public.

Welcome to the library! To help meet your student needs the library offers a variety of services and materials. Ask a Librarian or stop by for a visit – the library is here to help you!

Library Basics

Learn about library access and use. Find a place for quiet study or meet with your group in a library study room.


Take a look at research and course guides and connect with a subject librarian to guide you through your research.

Locate books, articles, and journals in one of the library's many databases.

Books, Materials, and Equipment

Need to know what you have checked out or renew your items? Login to My Account.

Can't find a book you are looking for? Submit a purchase request [login with VUNet ID], or use Interlibrary Loan.

The library offers students equipment for loan and use. Find out about loan policies.


To find print reserves at a campus library, search the Library catalog by instructor, course name or course number.

To find electronic reserves, use Brightspace.

Opportunities for Students

Fellows, Spring 2015

Buchanan Library Fellowship

The Buchanan Library Fellows Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work on significant and scholarly research projects with library and faculty mentors.

Student Employment

Student employees are a vital component of day to day library operations. Each year, Vanderbilt University Libraries hires over 150 students in a wide variety of jobs with varying degrees of responsibilities. Fill out an application form to apply for student employment. The Vanderbilt Libraries work closely with Student Employment, which coordinates all on-campus student employment processes for Vanderbilt University. Please visit any library service desk for additional details and information.