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Law Library Student Services Guide: Home

Updated Library Hours and Access Policies

Please note that our Law Library space will be open on a limited basis due to the COVID-19 emergency. We are open to current Loyola Law students on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Only the 3rd floor lobby area will be accessible, and only for picking up books and for printing. The 4th and 5th floors of the Law Library, including study rooms, will not be accessible. However, current Loyola Law students will continue to have remote access to many Law Library resources.

To learn about study spaces, remote access to e-books, online study aids, and electronic resources during the Spring 2021 semester, please go to: https://lawlibguides.luc.edu/RemoteAccess

Welcome!

Loyola University Chicago School of Law welcomes all Loyola students during regular access hours (see information on "restricted access" periods below). 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 LoyolaLawReference@luc.edu, or in person at the Reference Desk (Law Library, 3rd floor).

Law Library Hours

As of January 12th, the Law Library space is open on a limited basis. We are open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   

 

*Due to COVID restrictions, we are only open to current Loyola Law and paralegal patrons.  


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.


For the most up-to-date information on the Law Library's hours, please see our calendars page. 

Law Library Floor Plan

Law Library Services for Students

Services for our current Law School students:

  • Study Rooms
    • For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, socially-distanced study seats are now available for reservation in rooms 1303, 1401 and 1403 of the Corboy Law Center. To reserve a space, please visit: https://law.luc.libcal.com/ 

 

  • Reference - 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.

 

  • Computers/Printing -   During the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester, four printers and eight PCs are located the 3rd floor.  If you have any questions or issues with the equipment, please contact LSCS-info@luc.edu.  

 

 

  • 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 LUC email address or USB device and copy cards can be purchased in the basement of the Corboy Law Center.

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Interlibrary Loan/Intercampus Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services:

Returning: 

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 speterson4@luc.edu with any questions.

Borrowing: 

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.

  • ILL borrowing will be limited to electronic articles and portions of electronic books only. 
  • Physical access to collections is not currently an option.
  • Please be aware that even if an electronic article or part of an e-book is available, we might not be able to get it due to licensing or staffing situations. 

Check your ILLiad account here.

Questions about ILL can be directed Shane Peterson speterson4@luc.edu.

Due dates/Returning Items

Due Dates are Extended
  • Law students that have Loyola books out are now now due September 25, 2021.
  • Additional extensions will be made if necessary. Please email Shane Peterson at speterson4@luc.edu if you have questions about renewing your library materials.
Returning items
  • You can return books to the Law Library Circulation Desk on Tuesdays and Fridays 9am to 5 pm.  
  • Otherwise, you can return books to the University Library's drop box in the Corboy Law Center Lobby Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm.  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.

Study Rooms/Spaces

Socially-distanced study seats are now available for reservation in rooms 1303, 1401 and 1403 of the Corboy Law Center.

To reserve a space, please visit: https://law.luc.libcal.com/ 

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.

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Contact:
Loyola University School of Law Library
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.7198

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