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SLS Library

Robert Crown Law Library

The Robert Crown Law Library houses a print and online collection of over 500,000 volumes, searchable through the Stanford University library catalog. Students will also enjoy access to dozens of legal databases, including LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and Bureau of National Affairs. Students working on interdisciplinary and empirical research may also take advantage of the incredible array of databases available through Stanford University Libraries at

The law library is situated on four floors, with wireless internet access throughout. The first floor includes a beautiful, sunny reading room, with large tables, carrels, and easy chairs along with computers and seven study rooms equipped with teleconferencing equipment and LCD screens. The second floor offers students 24-hour access, a large reading room, an electronic information center, and a teaming area for collaborative projects. The third floor provides study carrels and houses the U.S. legal collection. Periodicals, mircoforms, and foreign and international materials are located in the basement. Students may access printers, scanners, and photocopiers on the first and second floors.

Professional librarians will work closely with students to answer a variety of research questions as well as help to identify and retrieve the legal and interdisciplinary materials. Items not available at Stanford may be requested via the inter-library loan service. The library loan desk maintains copies of course reserve items, and also loans laptops, digital cameras, noise-cancelling headsets, table lamps, power supplies, and bicycles.