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Experiential Learning Resource Guide: Library Access and Policies

This guide provides research tips and links to resources for students who are working for a judge, a law firm, a clinic or a professor. It is similar and related to the Summer Associate Research Guide which focuses more on students working for law firms.

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This page contains information about library access and policies, specifically:

Chicago Law Libraries--Contact Information

Loyola University Chicago Law Library
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-7205

DePaul University Law Library
25 E. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8701

Northwestern Univ. Law Library
357 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-8451

IIT-Chicago Kent Law Library
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 906-5600

John Marshall Law School Library
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-2737

Univ. Chicago Law Library
1121 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9615

Harold Washington Public Library
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4300

Cook County Law Library
2900 Daley Center
50 W. Washington St., 29th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-5423


Key Research Contacts

Loyola University Chicago Law Library Reference Desk: (312) 915-7205,

Circuit Court of Cook County Information: (312) 603-4259

Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau: (217) 782-6625

Post-Graduation and Summer Access--Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg

Continuing Student Summer Access (Updated as of 4/2022)

Bloomberg Law Access

There are no academic restrictions on your Loyola-issued Bloomberg Law account. Graduating students will continue to have full access to the platform for six months following their graduation. Continuing students can use their academic accounts during their summer employment/activities for ANY purpose.

If you have questions, please contact Stefanie Slavens Schuette,

Lexis Access

There are no academic use restrictions on your Loyola-issued Lexis account. Spring graduates will have unlimited graduate access until December 31, 2021. Continuing students will have full access over the summer to their complete academic subscription.

In addition, spring graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work can apply for a Lexis ASPIRE ID. Graduates who qualify for a Lexis ASPIRE ID will receive 12 months of free access to federal and state court cases, statutes, regulations, law journals, Shephard's, and Matthew Bender sources through Lexis. The application for an ASPIRE ID is available at https://www.lexisnexis.comm/grad-access/

If you have any questions, please contact Tianna Gadbaw (


Both graduating students and continuing students can use their Loyola-issued Westlaw accounts for noncommercial work, including:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

Graduates will have 60 hours per month of access for six months post-graduation.

If you have any questions, please contact Elan Kleis (

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