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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 csl-circ@cua.edu to place books on reserve for your students. If a book is not owned by the Law Library, we will purchase it.

Textbooks

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.

Exams

Digital

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 via CSL Faculty Services 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

The Law Library and the Office of Academic Affairs have implemented a virtual exam review facility which allows students to temporarily (up to 48hrs) 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). While students are able to view the materials, the ability to download, print and share has been disabled in the Google Drive used for this system. Students may view comments on their graded exams, provided that those comments have been made digitally. See the link below for more information.