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Law Library Student Services Guide: Home


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, or in person at the Reference Desk (Law Library, 3rd floor).

Law Library Floor Plan

Law Library Services for Students

Services for our current Law School students:

  • Law Library hours - check our Calendar and Hours page for up-to-date Law Library hours.
  • Reference - our current Law Library reference hours are:
    • Sundays - closed
    • Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any reference/research questions, please email We will be checking this email address regularly.

  • 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  
  • 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.

Interlibrary Loan/Intercampus Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services:


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 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.

  • 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

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.
  • Rooms must be reserved with two student signatures at the third floor security desk.
  • 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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