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Navigating the Law Library: A Guide for Library Users

Where do I study?

If I want…

  • Silence—> The third floor is for silent study.
  • Privacy—> There are open carrels and study rooms on the second and third floors; there are also closed carrels on the third floor.
  • Collaboration/group study—> The first floor reading room and the Westerfield Suite are collaborative study spaces.

Can I print?

Printing is free for students.

  • 1st floor: There are desktop computers and printers in the Student Computer Lab.
  • 2nd floor: There are two printing stations in the Morris Bart Instructional Computer Lab, near the elevators.

Is there a place to take a break?

In the reading room on the first floor, there is a room with a couch, refrigerator, and television with cable. Everything you need for a study break!

How can I make copies?

There are copy machines located on all three floors. You must have a copy account to use them.

  • Username: prefix of Loyola email
  • Password: first 2 letters of first name + last 4 of social security number

Library Hours

Typical semester hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-11pm

For hour changes or holiday hours, check our online calendar at http://law.loyno.edu/library/calendar. A sign will always be posted on the library door.

Where can I find books?

1st Floor—> Study aids; local law journals; reserve materials.

2nd Floor—> Louisiana law; general American law; reference; statutes; case reporters.

3rd Floor—> Law journals; foreign, comparative, and international law.

Can I find research help?

Absolutely! Our law librarians can help you plan research, learn research skills, or assist you in finding sources.

Visit the reference desk or schedule an individual meeting online: http://libguides.law.loyno.edu/reference.

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