Duquesne University School of Law

Services For Faculty

Virtual Reference

Do you have a reference question? Use the DCLI "EReference" to email a law librarian. The reference inquiries will then be carefully reviewed and attended to. Send questions directly to lawreference@duq.edu

Research Services

Librarians at the Center are available to help you with your research. Topics include but are not limited to:


Before the start of each semester, all faculty members will receive a request form to indicate which center material should be reserved under your name for the students in your particular classes. If you would like to place additional items on reserve during the semester, contact the Reference Librarian (Chuck Sprowls at 412.396.1133)

Requesting Items from Other Libraries (ILL)

The Center provides a free interlibrary loan (ILL) service to help locate materials not available at DCLI. For assistance, please contact the Nancy Brewer (brewer@duq.edu or 412.396.5976)

Allegheny County Law Library materials may be requested at the Information Desk.  Items are shipped via courier; delivery may take 1-2 days. ACLL materials may be used in the library or checked out.

Law faculty also have access to the Gumberg Library, including their research databases. You may also be able to use your DU ID at other local libraries.

Requesting New Books/Resources

If you are aware of books or other materials which you believe the Center should own, please contact your liaison librarian to order it or complete a Faculty/Staff Request form and give it to the Assistant Director for Resource Development and Metadata Services (Ms. Lovell). You will be notified as soon as the item is acquired.

Faculty Profile

Each year, a Faculty Information Profile is distributed to all faculty members. The information gathered from these profiles facilitates the Center's efforts to provide efficient service and keep you informed of new acquisitions in your areas of interest.

Sample Faculty Profile

Digital Commons

Gumberg Library and the Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) have jointly acquired a platform for a new institutional repository. The institutional repository, Digital Commons, allows for the collection and preservation of Duquesne’s intellectual output and provides a platform for showcasing and increasing the discoverability of the university’s scholarly and creative works.