Student Services

Highlights from Our Student Satisfaction Survey

Please see a summary of the results of our 2019 Student User Satisfaction Survey.

Contact Information

Course Reserves

  • Reserve materials generally consist of materials placed on reserve by faculty members for the use of students in a particular class.
  • Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours.
  • You can search for course reserve materials by instructor name or by course name.
  • Faculty members who are interested in placing materials on reserve should contact Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133).

Group Study Rooms

  • Due to the current health emergency, Study Rooms will be unavailable for checkout and reservations.
  • The keys have been removed from the Service Center Desk. The Center will not lend Study Room keys through at least March 31, potentially longer if necessary.
  • The Study Rooms will be left unlocked, and students can use them on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  • There are two document scanners from Scannx located in the Print Center. These scanners allow for quick and easy transfer from print to electronic format, and include an email application for convenient sharing among you and your colleagues.

Printing & Wireless Printing

The DCLIBeat Electronic Newsletter

  • The DCLIBeat electronic newsletter that provides information about the Center's resources and services is distributed to the law school community on a regular basis.
  • The newsletter is edited by Chuck Sprowls; please contact him to provide feedback or to suggestions.

Research for Law Practice Class

  • The law librarians teach a one-credit, pass-fail advanced legal research course.
  • This course is largely taught online, but it also includes three class meetings.
  • Topics covered include primary and secondary legal resources, developing an appropriate research strategy, and advanced searching skills.
  • Students gain exposure to the use of both litigation and transactional practice materials, current awareness and alerting services, free internet resources, and emerging technologies such as legal analytics.
  • The emphasis of the class is on an in-depth understanding of resources that are available on Westlaw and Lexis Advance; however, students will learn to use other electronic research products like Cheetah, HeinOnline, and Bloomberg Law.