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Library Hours

8:00am - 8:00pm, seven days a week
See our full Summer Semester hours

Reference Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Email your questions to reference@vermontlaw.edu

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+ and Westlaw 

  • More than 70 specialized research databases such as HeinOnline, Greenwire, ChinaLawInfo & JSTOR

In addition to traditional library services such as reference help and Interlibrary Loan, the library also offers one-on-one research consultations, group study rooms for collaborative learning, stand-up desks, happy lights, and final exam support including candy bowls, puzzles, and more.

Librarians teach Introduction to Legal Research to first-year students. Students interested in further developing their research skills can enroll in specialized Advanced Legal Research courses.

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

The library is a congressionally-designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection, including the FDLP Basic Collection, is guaranteed by federal law (Title 44 of the United States Code).

On behalf of all of us in the Cornell Library, we look forward to welcoming you!

Library Staff