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Faculty Reference and FIND Service: Faculty Reference and FIND Service

This guide provides information on the reference services provided for LSU Law Center faculty and the Faculty Information Delivery (FIND) Service

Faculty Reference Services

Faculty are welcome to stop by the Law Library Reference Desk or call the Desk for assistance at (225) 578-4042 any time during regular reference hours.

Faculty also have the option of emailing questions to facref@law.lsu.edu, an email address devoted specifically to faculty reference questions.

You may email questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We ask that you please state your question as clearly as possible to facilitate a prompt response. Replies are normally sent via email within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

 

FIND Service Basics

The Faculty Information Delivery (FIND) Service retrieves and delivers books articles, legal materials and other publications directly to LSU Law Center faculty.

All requests should either be emailed to find@law.lsu.edu or submitted via the FIND web request form.

Deliveries will be made to law faculty by 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless other arrangements are made.

How to Submit a Faculty Reference Email Request or a FIND Service Request

Who is eligible to use the FIND service?

  • All regular, clinical and visiting law faculty, and all Law Center staff and administrators.
  • The service is available to visitng law faculty during the semester they are teaching at the Law Center.
  • Law Center Faculty Assistants may make requests on behalf of professors.
  • Student research assistants are not eligile to use FIND service and they are not permitted to request materials on behalf of professors.

Format for FIND Service requests

FIND Services Requests should take the following form:

  • Your name
  • The material that you would like to request. Please include the complete citation or as much information as you may have for the requested material.
  • When you will need the requested material. Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis so if you need the materials very quickly please indicate "RUSH" and specify the time constraints of your request.
  • Any special instructions, e. g. special formatting, delivery preferences, etc.

FIND Service Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed during all Law School holidays
  • All FIND requests received on the weekends and holidays will be answered on the next busines day.

Document Delivery Response Time

All FIND Service requests will receive a response within 24 hours. 

When material must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan, the delivery date will depend upon how quickly the lending library sends the materials. 

RUSH service is available. Please indicate the date and time by which you need the materials and we will make every effort to meet your deadline. If, however, circumstances beyond our control render us unable to meet your deadline, we will notify you immediately.

Returning Materials

Materials obtained through the FIND Service may be returned to the Law Library Circulation Desk. If you prefer, please call the Circulation Desk at (225) 578-4041 and we will send a student worker to retrieve the materials from you.

Materials from other libraries have limited loan periods. Please comply with all due dates and recall notices.

Please note that the Law Library cannot waive fines from other libraries.