University of Oregon

Faculty Services

Book/Article Delivery Faculty Liaisons
Book Purchases Faculty Publications Display
Borrow from Other Libraries Faculty Scholarship Promotion
CALI Gifts
Classroom Use of Video Interlibrary Loan
CLE Credit Support Learning Outcomes and Assessment
Copy Cards Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Law
Course Reserves Reference Assistance
Course Websites SSRN
Current Awareness Teaching
Electronic Publishing UO Libraries Services


Book/Article Delivery


The Law Library catalog is integrated with the UO Libraries. Law faculty borrow freely from the Law Library. Contact the Circulation Desk [346-3088] to have Law Library items checked out and delivered to your mailbox.

Request items to be delivered from Knight Library and its branches (Design Library, Science, Math, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, and Portland Architecture Library) by clicking on "Request Item/Place Hold" in the catalog. Check for borrowing policies of the UO Libraries.

We also deliver Interlibrary Loan, Summit, and WorldCat books when you designate the Law Library as your pickup location.

To enable a research assistant to borrow on your behalf, complete a proxy form.


Law faculty can have print journal articles scanned and delivered to their desktop. This service is available for articles held only in print by UO Libraries.

To request an article, enter the citation in Findtext. (You can also find a link to FindText from the UO Libraries homepage.) If FindText indicates the article appears only in a print journal owned by the UO LIbraries, you may request delivery by selecting the "UO Faculty and Distance Ed" link.

Book Purchases

We encourage faculty to recommend titles for the Law Library collection. Contact Mary Ann Hyatt [346-3097] or your faculty liaison.

Borrow from other libraries

Log into UO LibrarySearch to find and request books from the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit), or use the search box pull-down menu to access material at Libraries Worldwide (WorldCat). We can help you make a request, verify a citation, or locate sources. Contact the Reference Desk [346-1654].

CALI (computer-assisted legal instruction)

Faculty and their students have access to CALI lessons. Contact Jaye Barlous to obtain the authentication code for registration.

Classroom use of video

Law faculty are encouraged to book items from the Law Library or Knight Library video collections for classroom use. Booking should be done as far in advance as possible, but at least four business days before the expected use. See Video Collection: Booking Information to either self-book (faster) or fill out a staff-mediated booking form.

Law Library items will be delivered to your mailbox in advance of your class. Knight Library items must be picked up at the Knight Library's Checkout/Reserves Desk. Faculty who ask a student to pick up a booked video must send the student with a completed "Faculty Authorization for Video Collection Checkout (Classroom Use)." Faculty may also ask their library proxy to pick up the video.

Law Library videos have a 6-day checkout, no renewals (there is a maximum checkout limit of 5 law videos). Knight Library videos have a 6-day checkout with one renewal and are subject to recall. Knight Library videos must be returned to the Knight Library's Checkout/Reserves Desk.

CLE Credit Support

The Law Library has many CLE credit items recognized by the Oregon State Bar. For more information see the Law Library's Oregon CLE page.

Copy Cards

See your faculty support person or the Campus Cash Office website for more information on obtaining a departmental copy card, or loading money to your account for personal copies.

Course Reserves

The course reserve collection gives your students ready access to materials that supplement your teaching such as books, articles, notes, assignments, sample tests, old exams, and DVDs. To put material on reserve, use the online Course Reserve Form or print out and complete the Reserve Request List form. The online form is intended only for library-owned materials, whereas the Reserve Request List form may be used for library-owned items as well as personal materials. Once the forms are completed, give the item(s) to your assigned faculty support person. Support staff will process the materials and give them to the library. If you have questions or need help with a course reserve, please contact the Law Library Checkout/Reserves/Information Desk [346-3088].  You may also contact the Law Library Manager [346-8271].  Please allow 48 hours for the library to process your reserve materials.

Course Websites

You can create a website for your class with Canvas. Canvas helps you share information with your class, track students, and manage assignments without using HTML. For more information contact Dennis Bishop [346-3877] or Canvas Support at the UO Libraries Computer Help Desk [346-1942].

Current Awareness

Many options are available to help you keep up.

Journal Routing. We can route the current issue of most journals. Contact Elena Chertok [346-1658] to add your name to a title's routing list.

CILP/SmartCILP. Sign up for automatic updates from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals. Authorization code is 6989. You'll receive weekly emails citing new articles about the topics in the journals you select.

BNA Email Updates. BNA offers email updates to its online publications. The emails link to the full text. Contact Angus Nesbit [346-1673] to receive BNA emails.

WestClip/KeyCite Alert. Monitor news and legal developments with Westlaw's WestClip. Sign onto Westlaw and click on the WestClip link. To track changes in a particular case or a statute, choose KeyCite then set up a KeyCite Alert.

Lexis Eclipse/Shepards Alerts. Lexis users can run periodic predefined searches. Do your search then click the Save as Alert link on the results page. To track changes in a particular case or a statute, choose Shepards Alert.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Post your work, or get email abstracts of working papers, accepted articles, job postings, calls for papers, and conference announcements.  To subscribe, contact Angus Nesbit [ 346-1673]. For help posting a paper, contact SSRN technical support at 585-442-8170.

bepress Legal Repository. Post your paper and browse other authors at bepress Legal Repository . Or try ExpressO, a web-based manuscript delivery system to shop your new articles to law reviews.

New Law Books. We email a list of new titles in the Law Library periodically. Contact Mary Ann Hyatt [346-3097] or your faculty liaison for a customized list.

New Books in the UO Libraries. Sign up for email alerts of new titles in all the UO Libraries.

Electronic Publishing

In addition to posting on SSRN, you can publish your work in Scholars' Bank, an open access archive for University of Oregon research and publications that includes preprints, technical reports, working papers, presentations, student terminal projects, data sets, and more.

Faculty Liaisons

Library faculty develop expertise and liaison with law faculty teaching in related areas. This partnership helps us provide collections and services that support the academic program. Library faculty can:

  • provide reference services for faculty research
  • teach research skills in your class
  • identify materials for research and teaching
  • train your research assistants
  • find current awareness services
  • assist with interlibrary loan requests

Find your faculty liaison or contact Mary Ann Hyatt [346-3097].

Faculty Publications Display

We want to display your publications. Give a copy of your latest article, book, or magnum opus to Mary Ann Hyatt for prominent placement.

Faculty Scholarship Promotion

This guide offers some simple ways that authors can organize and promote their scholarship.


Thank you for your support! We welcome gifts of materials and funds. To donate books, contact Marcie Stout [346-0798]. For other gifts, see Mary Ann Hyatt [346-3097].

Interlibrary Loan

Log into UO LibrarySearch to find and request books from the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit), or use the search box pull-down menu to access material at Libraries Worldwide (WorldCat). We can help you make a request, verify a citation, or locate sources. Contact the Reference Desk [346-1654].

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

This resource guide links to the ABA Standards on learning outcomes, assessment, and evaluation. It provides resources to help comply with the Chapter 3 standards and ABA guidance memo. To have any of the books checked out and delivered to your mailbox, call 346-3088 or email the Law Circulation Desk. To add resources to the guide, email Megan Austin.

Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Law

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law passwords are administered through the law library. To obtain passwords, contact reference librarian Jaye Barlous [346-1901].

Reference Assistance

Ask us anything at the Reference Desk [346-1654]. We check email and voicemail regularly. We are here to help.


Library faculty help students learn the research skills they need for law practice and scholarship. To schedule a classroom session contact your faculty liaison. For LRW contact Angus Nesbit [346-1673].

UO Libraries Services

There are other UO Libraries services you can receive as a UO faculty member.