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Loyola University Chicago School of Law welcomes all Loyola students during regular access hours. The library is proud to offer a wide range of services and resources to support our students' legal research.

If you have a reference question, please contact one of our Reference Librarians by phone at (312) 915-7205, by e-mail at To set up an in-person meeting, please contact

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West Academic Early eBook Access Fall 2023

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has opted into West Academic's Early eBook Access program for fall semester 2023. This program provides students with free, temporary eBook access to all West Academic and Foundation Press casebooks adopted at Loyola, beginning a week before classes start and continuing through the first two weeks of the semester. This program helps alleviate potential inventory and shipping issues, ensuring that students have access to their materials in time to prepare for the start of fall classes.

Instructions for accessing these eBooks are provided below.

Law Library Services for Students

Services for our current Law School students:

  • Law Library hours -
  • Reference services:
    • By email--If you have any reference/research questions, you can email We are currently short-staffed but we respond to requests as soon as possible.
    • By appointment--To discuss your research question in person, please make an appointment by contacting
  • Computers/Printing - There are four printers and eight PCs are located the 3rd floor.  If you have any questions or issues with the equipment, please contact the Law School Computing Services Department,  
  • Office Supplies - Staplers and three hole punches are available for use at the third floor circulation desk. 
  • Copier/Scanner - There is a photocopier/scanner located on the third floor. Scanning is free to your email or USB device.


Interlibrary Loan/Intercampus Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services:


You can return the book at the 3rd floor Law Library Circulation Desk. Interlibrary loan is a privilege that relies heavily on maintaining a good relationship with the lending libraries.  Late return of books can damage our relationship with the lending libraries. Please return ILL books on time.  Please email Shane Peterson at with any questions.


Double check the Loyola library catalog to see if Loyola owns the item you need. 

  • If your item is available at another Loyola University Chicago library, you can use the "Get item," and staff members will retrieve items for you. Log into your library account, and select Law Library as your pickup library. Please allow a few days for delivery.
  • If Loyola University Chicago does not own the item, you can then request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Log into your account here to request the book/article.

Check your ILLiad account here.

Questions about ILL can be directed Shane Peterson

Study Rooms

Law Library study rooms are for Loyola Law students only. Loyola Law students can now reserve Law Library study rooms online. Instead of having to come to the circulation desk to check out a room, students can view what rooms are available and reserve up to three hours of study time. Review and reserve now

The following policies and procedures should be followed:

  • Study rooms are intended for two or more Loyola law students who need a place to study, work, and talk in a quiet area.
  • Individual law students using a room, or groups without proper reservation, may be asked to leave if a group with a proper reservation needs the room.
  • Rooms may be used for three hours only. Groups using rooms for more than three hours may be asked to leave if needed by other groups.
  • Users should not cover the glass of the study room windows.
  • All other library regulations apply in study rooms.

Due dates/Returning Items

Returning items
  • You can return books to the Law Library Circulation Desk. 
  • If you are returning interlibrary loan (ILL) items or course reserves, please return them to the same location and desk from which you borrowed them.
  • Otherwise, you can return books to the University Library's drop box in the Corboy Law Center Lobby when the building is open.  Please note, there may be a delay if you return books this way.  Books may not be immediately removed from your account.  
  • We ask that you do not return books by mail.
Checking your Library Record
  • If you wish to see what Loyola University Chicago items are currently checked out to your account, please log into your Loyola Library account here.
  • To see what Interlibrary Loan books you current have checked out, please log into your ILLiad account here.
Renewing Items
  • You can renew your Loyola owned books online through My Library Account.
  • Or in-person at any Loyola library circulation desk.
  • Your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books need to be renewed through ILLiad.  

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

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