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Faculty Services

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Course Reserves

Please contact to place books on reserve for your students. If a book is not owned by the Law Library, we will purchase it.


Please note that we purchase textbooks only for required and staple courses.  If you would like to place a textbook on reserve for a course which is not required or staple, please consider donating a copy of the text to the library. Review copies marked "Not for Resale" may be donated to the library.

Digital Textbooks

Legal publishers do not permit libraries to purchase individual digital textbooks.



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 enter their CUA user name and password to gain access.
Print Exams

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.

Graded Exams

In spring 2021, the Law Library and the Office of Academic Affairs implemented a virtual exam review facility.  This online system replaces the in-person exam review facility previously provided by the Law Library Reference Department.   The virtual system allows students to temporarily review their own exam submission, the exam questions, and any other supplementary or explanatory material made available by the relevant faculty member (e.g., a model answer).  Students may view comments on their graded exams, provided that those comments have been made digitally. See the link below for more information.

Circulation & Access Services

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Circulation & Access Services
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155