Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact if I would like to see new or different titles added to this service?

We have set up a survey that you can fill out and let us know what titles you would like to see us add. Please leave your name and email address so we can notify you when the titles are added. Click here for the survey:

Will this service cost money?

This service is free to active Social Law Library members. As an added benefit to those who subscribe, all copy requests for articles from this service are a flat rate of $2 per copy. Reply directly to the email to get this pricing. If you do not know what your membership status is, please contact the Membership office at 617-226-1530 or An active Social Law Library membership is required.

How often are the emails sent?

We send an email as soon we receive the latest issue of a title. For some titles, that is weekly while others only publish annually. See the information on to see our best publication estimates.

Is there a way to view which lists I’m subscribed to or edit my subscriptions?

We are working on a better solution to this, but for now, please email with any subscription questions.

How do I unsubscribe?

At the bottom of every email you receive, there is a link to unsubscribe to that specific list. You will receive an email to confirm that you actually want to unsubscribe. If you would like to unsubscribe to multiple lists, email the titles to

Does this service fall within copyright laws?

Each email only provides the “facts” from each table of contents: article titles; article authors; journal title; volume or issue information; and date of publication. The “facts” are copyright free.

As for requesting copies of the articles, this service follows the same copyright restrictions as our Copy Center: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a Library Patron makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use” (as defined by United States copyright law), that Patron may be liable for copyright infringement. The Social Law Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. By submitting your request, you agree to comply with the copyright restrictions stated above.

My question is not addressed on this page, who should I contact?

Please email with any questions.