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The Law Library is closed and staff are working primarily from home.

  • Requests for materials that are not available online:  these will be considered on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of staff and resources.
    Submit requests here.
  • Interlibrary Loan: the library will make every effort to borrow materials for you, depending on availability of resources at other libraries, and the availability of our own staff.
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We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions, which are necessary in order for us to support the University’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

We appreciate your patience as we translate the University’s latest guidelines into Law Library procedures. This guide provides information on how the Law Library is responding to the current situation and how we are continuing to support the curricular and research needs of the Law School community. Law students, faculty and staff should continue to check the Law School and Law Library websites for further updates.

Research Assistance

Professional reference librarians are available in the Reference Room during the hours listed below. Library users are encouraged to avail themselves of their services.  Law students may request an in-person research consultation session with a reference librarian or email their research questions to the reference staff using the links below.  The reference librarians will be happy to assist you in using library resources, or discuss with you strategies for doing specialized legal research.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours*

Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

* Reference hours may change around holidays, and during the Summer and inter-session periods. Sunday reference is only available during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  

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