​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at Vermont Law is a rich resource for students and faculty. Overlooking the White River, the 35,000-square-foot library houses our collections and provides a variety of study spaces across four floors, including a highly specialized environmental law collection and the Environmental Reading Room in the library’s loft. We are also fortunate to have a knowledgeable, service-oriented, and friendly staff at the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library.

The library’s collection is searchable via JULIEN​, our online library catalog.  In addition, students, faculty and staff have access to the following:

  • More than 400,000 volumes including 166,000 e-books;

  • LexisAdvance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law; and

  • More than 70 specialized research databases such as Greenwire, ChinaLawInfo & JSTOR

In addition to traditional library services such as reference help and interlibrary loan, the library also offers a variety of services, including one-on-one research consultation; group study rooms for collaborative learning; stand-up desks; happy lights; and final exam support including candy bowls and therapy dogs.

Librarians teach Introduction to Legal Research to incoming students. Students interested in further developing their research skills can enroll in specialized Advanced Legal Research courses and can apply to work as Library Faculty Research Assistants.

This library is also a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code.)

On behalf of all of us in the Cornell Library, we look forward to welcoming you!​

Contact the Library

Call us at the information desk:
802-831-1408 (fax)

​Research Questions and Reference:


Click here for the Fall 2017 Library Hours


*New Legal Reference Services Open to the Public*

Whether you are a self-represented litigant, a practicing attorney, an alum, or simply an individual with the need to access legal materials, CLIC is here for you:

  • Ask A Law Librarian Line: call (802)-831-1313 or email reference@vermontlaw.edu
  • Walk-in Westlaw public access legal research terminals  
  • Legal self-help books
  • Vermont legal collection

Scanners and printers are available. CLIC is open during the Library's regular hours.