Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows CUA law faculty to borrow materials from other libraries when those materials are not available at the Law Library.
Materials borrowed through ILL take 1-2 weeks, so it is prudent to plan ahead. Some requests may get filled more quickly than that, but some can take longer than 2 weeks. We can obtain materials on a rush basis (depending on availability) by sending a staff member to the Library of Congress, or other off-campus libraries when necessary.
The Circulation Department will place any print materials you wish on reserve for your students. If an item is not owned by the Law Library, we will purchase it. Please note that we purchase textbooks only for required doctrinal and foundational courses.
The library can make images, Word documents, pdf files, scanned materials, and urls available through the library's electronic reserves database. All electronic items except urls are password-protected; students must use their name and barcode to gain access.
All exams submitted to the library via CSL Faculty Services are made available through the library's electronic reserves database. The exams are password-protected; students must use their name and barcode to gain access.
Print copies of all exams submitted to the library are bound in volumes by semester and year. The bound exams are located in closed compact shelving on Floor 4. Only library staff have access to the bound exam volumes.
A repository of graded exams from the past year is kept in the Reference Room of the Law Library for student review. Faculty who wish to deposit graded exams in the repository should coordinate this with Faculty Services prior to the exams being brought down to the Library each semester. Unless the faculty member specifically indicates otherwise, all students are required to remain in the Reference Room while reviewing exams and may not take notes or photocopies of their exam or model answers.