Services for Students

Loyola Law Library staff are happy to support student success in their classes, extracurriculars, and jobs through the following services:

  • Research Help: For research help, please email or call 213-736-1177. Each of Loyola's reference librarians has both a J.D. and a master's degree in librarianship. The reference librarians are happy to suggest the best books, databases, and strategies to complete legal research for jobs, classes, law review, moots, and other student activities.
  • Classes: 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. To see what classes are available, check the Registrar's Course Offerings page. 
  • Research Guides: Web pages created by reference librarians to identify resources for common tasks, such as locating secondary sources, Bluebooking, and accessing dockets.
  • Course Reserves & Past Exams: Search to locate all items a professor has placed on reserve and retrieve scans of any past exams that the professor has provided to the library. The library's goal is to have every book required for every class on course reserve.
  • Study Rooms: Book a study room for small group study.
  • Feature Films: Take a break with the library's collection of feature films.