Research Help

Where to Get Research Help


Phone: 213-736-1177


Reference Desk: Located behind the Circulation/Reserve Desk

When Research Help is Available

A reference librarian will be at the reference desk and actively monitoring the email and phone during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Outside of these hours, reference librarians are available by appointment and will monitor the email and phone as much as possible. Specific hours will vary but, generally, a librarian will be available by appointment, phone, or email during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

About Research Help

Each of Loyola's six 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, and law review.

For faculty, reference librarians are happy to support research and teaching by retrieving books, articles, and legal documents; obtaining access to databases; compiling bibliographies; training research assistants; and guest lecturing.

Reference librarians also teach classes for current students interested in building their legal research skills. All first year JD students are enrolled in the mandatory First Year Legal Research Practicum. Additionally, second and third year JD students and graduate students have the option of enrolling in the curved, two unit Advanced Legal Research class or the pass-fail one unit classes Legal Research Fundamentals for the Litigator and Legal Research for the Transactional Lawyer.