Law Library Reference Service
Phone number: (319) 335-9005
Email address:

Don Ford, Head of Research & FCIL
Phone number: (319) 335-9068
Email address:

Law Library Circulation
Phone number: (319) 335-9002

Law Faculty Document Requests
Email address:

Instructional Support

The Law Library provides a variety of support for courses at the College of Law:

  • Guest lectures on legal research 
  • Curated research guides and resources on requested topics
  • Assistance in identifying open-access and current library-supplied resources for course readings
  • Course reserve

For more information on the Law Library's Instructional Services, as well as for specific contacts, please visit our Faculty Services Research Guide

Research Support

The Law Library provides research support to College of Law faculty and researchers in a variety of ways:

  • Training for faculty research assistants
  • Assistance locating books, articles, and other documents
  • Complex legal reference assistance
  • Consultations on research for projects and grants

For more information on the Law Library’s Faculty Services, as well as for a variety of Faculty Services contacts, please visit our Faculty Services Research Guide.

Scholarly Services

The Law Library offers a variety of post-research assistance with scholarship, including assistance:

  • Creating scholarly profiles
  • Tracking publishing agreements
  • Strategizing for improved scholarly impact

For more information, please contact Amy Koopmann at

Faculty Bibliography

The Law Library maintains a faculty bibliography of current College of Law faculty members' publications. If you have additions or corrections to your faculty bibliography entry, please contact Amy Koopmann at

Library Materials and Electronic Resources

The Law Library has an excellent collection of print and electronic resources on law and law-related topics. 

You can search our collection through the InfoHawk+ catalog.  To review which books you have checked out to your account, please login to your library account here. Please note that if you have had materials checked out by a proxy account (e.g., a research assistant), those materials will not appear on your individual account but you are still responsible for their return. Visit our Circulation & Borrowing page for more information on interlibrary loan, loan periods, and other circulation policies. 

Law faculty and staff receive individual logins and passwords to:

If you are having trouble logging in to one of the services that you have not accessed recently, please first attempt to reset your password. If that does not work, contact Matthew Flyntz at Law faculty and staff also have access to many additional electronic resources.

Faculty Research Assistants

The Law Library provides individual and group training for faculty members' research assistants. A general training occurs each fall. If you would like to schedule a specialized training, please contact Don Ford at

You can provide your research assistants with the ability to check out books on your behalf through a proxy account. To request proxy accounts for your research assistants, please complete this form. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for any books checked out by your proxy.