Staff and Collections*

The Maloney Library employs 13 full-time equivalent professional librarians most of whom have both J.D. and L.L.M. degrees (or equivalent). Professional librarians staff the reference desk on evenings and weekends, teach legal research both formally in for-credit courses and informally in research instruction sessions, and assist in faculty research as part of a library liaison program. These librarians are supported and complimented by an extraordinary staff of experienced and dedicated paraprofessionals and clerical employees who process and catalog the collection, circulate materials and maintain library stacks, manage the library’s accounts, and track down, order, and retrieve books and articles not held at the Maloney Library.

The library maintains a collection of legal research resources comprising 496,947 total titles in both print and electronic formats accessible through our catalog. The library provides full-text electronic access to a most important U.S. law journals and many non-U.S. titles. The library subscribes the major general legal information databases (Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law) as well as to a wide variety of specialized legal information databases. The library favors the acquisition of electronic materials while collecting and maintaining print monographs that are unavailable in stable online equivalents.

Link to the library’s Collection Policy(.pdf).

*data current as of June 30, 2022