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The Law Library Basics Guide will give you quick answers to commonly requested information about the Law Library.

Welcome to the Law Library!

We are glad you are here! This guide gives some quick information about the Law Library. 

Location and Hours

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Main entrance: 3rd Floor of the Corboy Law Center

The Law Library is in the Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson. The main entrance is on the third floor, where you can also find circulation and reference services. There are entrances on the fourth and fifth floors, which only open with IDs of law school students, staff, and faculty.

The Law Library hours are posted in the Law Library Calendar

Law Library Staff

Helpful Resources to Know

1L Required Course Books
The Law Library has most of the 1L course books for required courses on reserve. To use these books, come to the Circulation Desk on the third floor of the Law Library and identify your professor and the title of the book.  You may check out the book until the Law Library closes that same day.

Basic Legal Research Guide
The Basic Legal Research Guide covers all the research resources from the 1L Basic Legal Research class.

Where to Study
Quiet floors are the fourth and fifth floors.  There are tables, carrels, and some standing desks throughout the Law Library.

Study Rooms may be reserved for two or more Loyola law students here, Study Room Reservations.

A-Z Databases List
For a list of the Law Library databases, including Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw, visit the A-Z Databases List.

Study Aids
The Law Library provides access to three online study aids packages:

CALI, the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, offers interactive tutorials that cover most law school topics. Students must register to access CALI lessons. If you need a CALI registration code, please visit the Law Library or email

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post 
Take advantage of free access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post (courtesy of Loyola University Libraries) by signing up for accounts using the links at News: Subscribe

Questions about Borrowing Books
For questions about  borrowing books, contact the Circulation Department at or 312-915-6986.

Questions about Research and Resources
For questions about research or available resources in online or print formats, contact the Reference Department at

Law Library Student Services Guide
For additional information about Law Library services for law students see the Law Library Student Services Guide.

Law Library

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Loyola University Chicago
School of Law Library 
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Access and borrowing questions:
Research questions:


Main:  312.915.7200
Circulation:  312.915.6986
Reference:  312.915.7205
Interlibrary Loan:  312.915.7202
Fax:  312.915.6797