The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at Vermont Law is a rich resource center for students and faculty. Overlooking the White River, the 35,000-square-foot library houses our collections and provides a variety of study spaces across four floors, including a highly specialized environmental law collection and the Environmental Reading Room. We are also fortunate to have a group of knowledgeable, service-oriented, and friendly staff at the Cornell Library.
The library’s collection is searchable via JULIEN, the online library catalog. In addition, students, faculty and staff have access to the following:
More than 300,000 titles in collection including 242,000 e-books;
LexisAdvance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law; and
More than 70 specialized research databases such as Greenwire, ChinaLawInfo & JSTOR
In addition to traditional library services such as reference help and Interlibrary Loan, the library also offers a variety of services, including one-on-one research consultation; group study rooms for collaborative learning; stand-up desks; happy lights; and final exam support including candy bowls and therapy dogs.
Librarians teach Introduction to Legal Research to incoming students. Students interested in further developing their research skills can enroll in specialized Advanced Legal Research courses and can apply to work as Library Faculty Research Assistants.
This library is also a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code.)
On behalf of all of us in the Cornell Library, we look forward to welcoming you!
Contact the Library
Call us at the information desk:
Research Questions and Reference:
Exam Period Hours
April 21-22, 9am - midnight
April 23 - May 3, 7:30am - midnight
May 4, 7:30am - 8pm
May 5, 8am - 5pm
May 6, closed
Spring Library Hours
Sunday 9 a.m. - midnight
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - midnight
Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
COMMUNITY LEGAL INFORMATION CORNER (CLIC)
Legal Reference Services Open to the Public
The Community Legal Information Corner (CLIC) at Vermont Law School Library is open to self-represented litigants, practicing attorneys, alums, or any individuals with the need to access legal materials and conduct researches. CLIC offers:
- Ask A Law Librarian Line: call (802)-831-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walk-in access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance
- Legal self-help books
- Vermont legal collection
- Printing, Scanning, and Faxing features
CLIC is open during regular Library hours.
Lisa Donadio, ILS Administrator, (802) 831-1442, email@example.com
Jane Howe, Acquisitions Assistant, (802) 831-1447, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele LaRose, Access Services & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, (802) 831-1403, email@example.com
Cynthia Lewis, Library Director & Associate Professor of Law, (802) 831-1444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalia May, CLIC Coordinator, (802) 831-1440, email@example.com
Rhonda Murphy, Access Services & Serials Specialist, (802) 831-1414, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Ryan, Environmental Law Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law, (802) 831-1448, email@example.com
Mary Snook, Evening Access Services Assistant, (802) 831-1463, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Sullivan, Serials & Access Services Supervisor, (802) 831-1439, email@example.com
Jane Woldow, Associate Library Director & Assistant Professor of Law, (802) 831-1449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chenfang Yang, Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian, (802) 831-1445, email@example.com
Carl Yirka, Library Director Emeritus & Professor of Law, (802) 831- 1443, firstname.lastname@example.org