Library Services for Faculty

This summary presents Kresge Law Library services offered to faculty. If you have any questions about these services, please direct them to your library liaison. If you do not know who your library liaison is, please contact

The library is staffed Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Requests submitted outside of normal business hours will be fulfilled as soon as possible.


Thomas is available to address any requests not covered by this document.

Research & Teaching

We can assist you with a wide range of complex research tasks and help obtain materials in support of your research and teaching. Examples include finding factual and statistical information, locating and compiling legislative history, identifying relevant primary and secondary authorities, compiling bibliographies, and developing research guides (aka LibGuides). Permanent faculty are assigned a specific librarian liaison, who serves as your primary library contact.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge training:

Initial, refresher, advanced, and specialized training for you, your research assistants, administrative assistant, or students. Bloomberg Law, Lexis+ or Westlaw Edge representatives are also available for specialized in-class training sessions or presentations.

Customized topical, citation, and docket alerts on Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, or Westlaw Edge:

Receive automatic updates in your area(s) of interest.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals subscription information:

SmartCILP is an email version of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals, which notifies you of newly published periodical articles in your areas of interest.

Guidance for research assistants:

Training of and assistance to your research assistants, including recommending resources and advice on formulating research strategies.

Lectures or tours:

In-class lectures or special sessions in the library to show your students how to perform research in specific subject areas.

Purchase recommendations:

Review faculty recommendations for additions to the library collection. Please contact your librarian liaison.

Access Services

Circulation services:

Check out any law library item to you; however, the material is subject to recall. Place holds or recalls on “currently unavailable” law library owned sources.

Document delivery:

Retrieve or scan items in our collection or in the Hesburgh Library collections and deliver them to your office, desktop, or mailbox. Please see our electronic forms at

Interlibrary loan:

Acquire materials unavailable on campus through interlibrary loan. Please see our electronic forms at

Course Reserve:

Place class materials on print reserve. Reserve materials are generally only able to be checked out for two hours at a time. Additionally, we can place items on electronic reserve associated with your Canvas site.

Technical Services

Technical Services mainly works behind the scenes to support both the Research & Teaching and Access Services departments by maintaining the Integrated Library System (aka catalog), processing purchase orders of library resources, and ensuring that the library collections — both print and electronic — are accessible through the library catalog. Additionally, Technical Services provides the following direct support to law school faculty.

Digital repository:

Upload your materials to the Law School’s digital repository (NDLScholarship) and maintain the repository in order to promote free, global access to your scholarly publications.

Please send us your working papers, copies of published articles and conference papers for inclusion.


Maintain faculty routing lists for print journals. If demand is heavy, a photocopy of routed items may be substituted in lieu of the item itself.