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Reference

Information about Reference Services at the University of Virginia Law Library.

About Reference Services

Need help locating a few resources for a cite check or paper? Reference librarians are on duty to assist students five days a week when the Law School is in session.

Hours and Location

The Reference Desk is centrally located on the second floor of the Law Library.

Regular Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reference librarians can also be reached by telephone at (434) 924-7465 or by e-mail at refdesk@law.virginia.edu

 

Services for the Public 

The Law Library can provide research guidance, but we cannot interpret the law or provide legal advice. We cannot, for example, find statutes applicable to a particular subject or a specific set of facts. This is an inquiry that requires you to exercise your own legal judgment. Persons needing assistance in analyzing a legal problem are advised to consult an attorney.

Email reference service is intended primarily for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia. If you are not affiliated with UVA, we will reply to your inquiry only if it relates to the School of Law or to a resource unique to the Law Library.

 

Research Consultation Services for Students

Every successful in-depth research project begins with a solid research plan. Our research librarians are available to help students develop research plans and to guide students through successful use of the library's extensive collections. Feel free to stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are also welcome to schedule a consultation with a librarian at any point in their research process. 

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with a specific librarian, their contact information is listed below.

Services for the Public

The Law Library can provide research guidance, but we cannot interpret the law or provide legal advice. We cannot, for example, find statutes applicable to a particular subject or a specific set of facts. This is an inquiry that requires you to exercise your own legal judgment. Persons needing assistance in analyzing a legal problem are advised to consult an attorney.

Email reference service is intended primarily for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia. If you are not affiliated with UVA, we will reply to your inquiry only if it relates to the School of Law or to a resource unique to the Law Library.