Find Books and Articles

Accessing Online Search Features

The library maintains a wide selection of legal books, periodicals and electronic media. Below is a list of websites and search databases used to find or access these materials.

Galileo (Online Catalog)

You can access Galileo, the university’s online library catalog by clicking here. Galileo contains the records for all material held in the Law Library and the Christopher Center library. Galileo indicates where an item is located; whether it is checked out; and, if out, when it is due back.

For help in using Galileo, click on the “Other Information ” option on the Galileo opening screen, check the short guides offered under each search type within Galileo, or contact your library liaison.

WorldCat

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos, as well as many new kinds of digital content. Click here to access World Cat.

ebrary

An ebook collection spanning all subject areas.

Interlibrary Loan

Books or journal articles that are not available in the collections of either the Law Library or the Christopher Center or online may be requested from other libraries through our online Interlibrary Loan program- ILLiad. To access this program, select the Interlibrary Loan link on our Library Information page or click here.

For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan Manager at (219) 465-5363 or e-mail ill@valpo.edu. The Interlibrary Loan Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Christopher Center in Room 262 and is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Online Class Reserve & Exam Collection

General Reserve Collection

The general reserve collection is composed of items of high use or importance. It includes unbound periodicals as well as hornbooks, treatises, form books, the Indiana Code, and Indiana practice materials. Reserve items are available at the Circulation Desk.

E-Reserves and Exam Archive

All archived exams and class resrves are scanned and placed in PDF format on the Law Library’s E-Reserve website.