Research Help

Contact the Reference Librarians
Phone: 213-736-1177

When Research Help is Available

Reference Desk Hours Monday - Thursday 12-2pm; 4-6pm
On Call Monday - Thursday 10am-12pm; 2-4pm
  Friday 10am-4pm

Reference assistance is offered in person at the reference desk from 12pm-2pm, and again from 4pm-6pm, Monday through Thursday.

Between the hours of 10am-6pm Monday through Thursday, and 10am-4pm on Fridays, reference assistance is available via phone, email, or in-person based on the availability of a reference librarian. 

You may also request a reference appointment either in-person or via Zoom by emailing and indicating the nature of your research and your available times.   

For holidays and other exceptions to reference hours, please see Opening Hours.

About Research Help

Each of Loyola's reference librarians has both a J.D. and a master's degree in librarianship and is available to provide research help to students, alumni, and faculty.

For students and alumni, reference librarians are happy to suggest the best books, databases, and strategies to complete legal research for jobs, classes, law reviews, moots, and other school activities.

For faculty, reference librarians are happy to support research and teaching by retrieving books, articles, and legal documents; obtaining access to databases; establishing email alerts for news, journals, and cases; training research assistants; and guest lecturing.