​​​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:
802-831-1408 (fax)

​Research Questions and Reference:


Summer Hours

July 16 - 20: 8am - 10pm

July 21: 8am - 10pm

July 22: 9am - 10pm

July 23 - 27: 8am - 10pm

July 28 - 29: 9am - 10pm

Download an extended list of summer hours here (microsoft word). 



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
  • 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.    

​​Library Staff