As of August 25, the Law Library space is open on a limited basis. We are open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. NOTE: The Law Library space will be CLOSED on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 3rd.
For more information and updates about Loyola University Chicago's COVID-19 response, please see the official updates here.
If you have any questions about the Law Library’s access policies, please email email@example.com.
If you have any reference/research questions, please email LoyolaLawReference@luc.edu.
Socially-distanced study seats are now available for reservation in rooms 1303, 1401 and 1403 of the Corboy Law Center.
A limited number of seats are available for reservation Monday through Friday from either 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm. Rooms will not be open on weekends. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be observed. Cleaning supplies will be provided so that students can sanitize the space they utilize before and after use.
Please note that reservation privileges may be revoked if safety protocols are not followed.
STUDY SEATS CAN BE RESERVED BY LAW STUDENTS ONLY.
Seats are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
All seats must be reserved prior to use.
Each available time slot is highlighted in green on the calendar. If the time slot you want is red, that means it is already reserved or unavailable for reservation at that time.
Law School seat reservations are restricted to Law Students ONLY.
Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all students, faculty, and staff while on any of Loyola’s campuses.
Please wipe down your seat and table area after use using the available sanitizer spray and paper towels.
Wear Your Loyola ID. It is now required that a valid University ID be worn by every student, faculty/staff member, or University contractor while on campus.
The Law Library and Law School reserve the right to cancel reservations and/or eject patrons.
To reserve a space, please visit: https://law.luc.libcal.com/
The law librarians will be available remotely from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays to answer reference/research questions. if you have any reference/research questions, please email LoyolaLawReference@luc.edu. We will be checking this email address regularly.
The sections below provide access to many of the most important resources that patrons may need during the Law Library's closure.
The Law Library provides access to online study aids from West Academic and from Wolters Kluwer. In addition, students have access to CALI lessons and tutorials.
We have heard reports of students who are having issues accessing the audiobooks in the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library. If you are experiencing this problem, please follow these steps:
Most of the Law Library's electronic resources are available to current Loyola Law students, faculty, and staff remotely, whether through individual user name/password access (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law) or through IP/Proxy access (e.g. HeinOnline, Gale, ProQuest).
In addition to having 24/7 availability for most our online resources, each Loyola Law faculty member is assigned a professional librarian as a liaison. Even remotely, your library liaison can assist you with locating resources or with special research projects.
All due dates for books will be extended to the following:
Additional extensions will be made if necessary. Please email Shane Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about renewing your library materials.
Please keep all items until we reopen. Overdue fines for Loyola University Chicago books will not be charged.
If you currently have a physical book through ILL, which is about to be due or is overdue, we are currently asking you to hold onto it until returns can be arranged. Please email Shane Peterson at email@example.com with any questions.
Beyond Loyola, library closures worldwide have also meant that staff everywhere are unable to access their physical collections. Due to this, and the uncertainty involved in circulating materials through the mail in these conditions, Interlibrary Loans for physical items, or for scans of physical items (including books, journals and media), are suspended until further notice.
Law students, law faculty and law staff can still request scans of items available online, but because different libraries will have different ability to provide these resources during closure, and/or limited service, delays should still be expected.We are working with libraries around the country to fill as many requests as we can.
Check your ILLiad account here.
Questions about ILL can be directed Shane Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Scholar can be synched with the content of the Loyola Libraries' journal databases by following these steps:
1) From the Google Scholar homepage, go to the pull-down menu in the upper left-hand corner.
2) From the pull-down menu, choose "Settings."
3) Under "Settings," select "Library Links."
4) In the search bar, type in "Loyola University Chicago," and search. Your search should be matched to "Loyola University Chicago Libraries," which will then be added to a list below the search box. Click on the small box next to "Loyola University Chicago Libraries," and then save your settings.
Now, when you search in Google Scholar, you should see the option "Find it at Loyola" on the right-hand side of your results, if the article is available via Loyola. Click on "Find it at Loyola," and follow the steps to access the article. Note that you will need to log in with your LUC credentials (LOCUS login/password) to remotely access the full texts of articles from LUC Libraries' databases.
In addition to the following resources, note that both Westlaw and Lexis have added collections specific to COVID-19.