About the Library

Library Hours - Fall semester

 Sundays   9:00 am - midnight 
 Mondays - Thursdays   8:00 am - midnight 
 Fridays  8:00 am - 9:00 pm

 9:00 am - 9:00pm

Study, Exam & Winter Break Special Library Hours

 December 8 - 19

 7:30 am - midnight 

 December 20 

 7:30 am - 8:00 pm 

 December 21

 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

 December 22 – January 1

 Closed (winter break) 

 January 2 - 4

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

 January 5


 January 6

 12:00 pm - midnight 

 January 7

 Spring hours begin

*The Library closes to the public at 9:00 pm. 

Reference Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30am -- 5:00pm

About Our Library

​​​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;

  • Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law;

  • 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.

Librarians also serve as faculty liaison, offering research sessions in classrooms, library service assistance, and more.

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!​