Access to the Library

The William M. Rains Library serves as a resource to the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Loyola Law School and Loyola Marymount University. The Library also provides an academic environment conducive to the efficient and comfortable study of law.

In order to provide an optimum environment for research and study, and to provide for the personal security of its users and collection, Library users must present appropriate identification at the Law School entrance, at the Library Circulation desk or when requested by a staff member. 


Required Identification

LLS Students, Staff and/or Faculty

LLS Identification Card

LMU Students, Staff and/or Faculty

LMU OneCard

Alumni of LLS and/or LMU*

LLS Identification Card (or current driver's license), LMU Alumni Card or LMU Gold Card

Lawyers and Members of the Judiciary*

Current California Bar Card

*Eligible guests must also register at the Circulation Desk.

After Library closes, the 24-hour Walter J. Lack Reading Room (LRR) is accessible as study space only to Loyola Law School students.  LLS students may access this room via key card entry.  

Please note that members of the general public should contact the LA Law Library for legal resources and services. 

LA Law Library
301 W. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

The Law School administration, Library administration and security services of Loyola Law School may request that anyone who is disruptive to the academic environment, threatening the safety of others, or exhibiting a disregard for LLS property, leave the Library or campus. Access rules are subject to change at any time.