The Law Library provides a number of services for Research Assistants including an RA Library Card with special loan privileges, Interlibrary Loan and Book/Article Delivery, and free printing and copying through the Faculty Services Center.
All new summer Research Assistants must complete a MANDATORY session of RA training that covers library basics (RA Library Cards, ILL services, Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg access, etc.) and useful legal resources (HeinOnline, Bloomberg/BNA, ProQuest Congressional, FDsys and interdisciplinary materials).
Research Assistants who start during the Fall or Spring semesters can contact the library for a one-on-one training session. All Research Assistants are encouraged to schedule a Research Appointment to discuss strategy for specific research projects as assigned by the faculty.
If you have any questions about RA training, please contact Head of Reference Services Nicole Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-843-9734.
Research Assistant Library Cards are separate borrower's cards issued to authorized Research Assistants in the faculty member's name.
To obtain an RA Library Card complete the following form (), have the faculty member sign it, and return it to Denise Thompson, Day Circulation Manager & Administration Assistant (email@example.com).
Interlibrary Loan and Book/Article Delivery Research Assistants may use their RA Library Cards to request materials for faculty members through Interlibrary Loan and Book/Article Delivery. Books may be requested using an assigned RA username and password.
Research Assistants may renew materials checked out on their RA Library Card online using their RA username and designated password.