Welcome to all summer research assistants from the staff of the Harvard Law School Library. We are here to help you and the faculty that you work with. The information in this guide has been gathered for you by the library's reference staff. Please feel free to contact us or come visit the Langdell 4th floor reference desk for further assistance.
Most of the HLS faculty have a reference librarian liaison assigned to them. The faculty liaison can help you with personalized training and can serve as a useful contact for other information. If you have a question and you do not know who to ask or if you would like to know the name of the librarian assigned to your faculty member, check here .
If you are interested in attending a research training class, please forward your contact information to the email address listed above.
Register online with your HLSL email address for access to BloombergLaw
For summer access to other e-resources, please contact email@example.com.
How to Check Out Items In Your Faculty Member's Name
The Harvard College Libraries and the Law School Library grant borrowing privileges to research assistants working for faculty members by way of a borrowing proxy card. To obtain this card, you must do the following:
Library carrels are currently available for summer research assistants. If you would like to reserve a carrel, please review the carrel information page and fill out the Application form.
Assignment Procedures and Requirements for Carrel Shelves:
Printing and photocopying may be done at any of the multi-function Ricoh printers in the library. You will need a PaperCut account.
Summer RA library printing accounts are usually set up through the faculty's assistant.
The Library has several standalone do-it-yourself scanning stations on the fourth floor of the Library. Three are located near the 4th floor Langdell Reference Desk in Rooms 408 and 409.
There is also a scanner on the second floor of the library in the Microfilm room.
Scanning is absolutely free!
Scan & Deliver is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables Harvard students, faculty, staff, summer school students, and special borrowers with access to Harvard University Library’s electronic resources to request and obtain via the Internet portions of books or journal articles from the library collections.
Requests are placed through the HOLLIS/HOLLIS Classic record and patrons receive a PDF of the material by email in 1-4 business days.
Use the LibX browser toolbar add-on to quickly search the HOLLIS Catalog from within your browser. LibX allows you to select text on a web page and right-click for a menu of search options. Instructions on installing Libx.
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