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Research Assistants' Guide

A guide for law faculty research assistants

Proxy Borrowing Privileges

To borrow items from the Law Library and other libraries on-campus under your faculty member's library account and avoid personal responsibility for overdue or replacement charges follow these steps:

  1. Download and print an Application for Proxy Privileges form.
  2. Have your faculty member complete the form.
  3. Return the form to the Library Circulation Desk.

The faculty member's patron record will be updated to indicate your proxy status. To check out items tell the circulation staff the name of the faculty member you wish to check out items for and present your Card.

Get It Book Delivery Service

Use Get It to request books and other items from libraries on-campus for you to pick-up at the Law Library.  Certain restrictions apply.  Check out the Get It Book Delivery web page for details on how to use this service.

Interlibrary Loan Service

To request books, articles or other items for a faculty member, that are not available online or from a library on-campus, contact David Zopfi-Jordan at the ASAP service (email:, 625-9534).

Purchasing books, etc...

If your faculty member would like us to acquire a particular book or electronic resource for the library's collection, or if he or she needs assistance in acquiring a personal copy of a particular book, contact Jacob Sayward.

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