Robert Crown Law Library

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Research Services

Stanford Community

At the library's 1st floor Reference Desk, and through, the Reference stafff work closely with patrons to answer research questions and help identify and retrieve useful legal and interdisciplinary materials.  Visit our Ask a Librarian page for more information. 

Faculty Services

Learn more about research, reference, and borrowing services. Find out about subscribing to journals and law reports, as well as receiving customized news and scholarship notifications.

Interlibrary Loan

Robert Crown Law Library maintains agreements with libraries around the globe to obtain books, articles, documents, and other materials not available at Stanford's campus libraries. This service is available for Stanford Law School faculty, students and staff. If the research materials you need cannot be obtained at Stanford, fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Please consult the FAQ or contact our Interlibrary Loan Specialist with any questions you may have at or 650 723.1932.

Suggest A Book

If there is a title you cannot find in Searchworks (the Stanford University library catalog; see below), please also feel free to suggest that we acquire it!

Current Awareness Services

Learn more about the resources for keeping up with newly-published literature, available to you as an SLS student or faculty member. Please contact the Reference Desk, for information about customizing database and journal alerts for your current awareness needs.

SLS Archives

The SLS Archives is the repository for the materials/records of enduring value created by or pertaining to SLS and its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Catalog information


SearchWorks (formerly known as Socrates), Stanford's library catalog, is your gateway to the holdings of the Stanford University Libraries. The catalog allows you to keyword search and browse through electronic and print resources owned by the Law Library as well as the numerous other libraries on campus.


Available through SearchWorks, the e-journals list allows you to browse by journal title or search by keyword to determine where and how to access electronic versions of your favorite journals.


The Stanford community enjoys access to a wide variety of databases. These databases include content such as historical newspaper archives (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times), current corporate news (Business Source Complete) and much, much more.