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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.

Our regular staffed hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During the summer and between semesters, reference hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reference librarians can also be reached by telephone at (434) 924-7465 or by e-mail at lawlibref@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. Students are 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.

Meet Our Reference Librarians

Leslie Ashbrook

Research Librarian

la3z@virginia.edu

(434) 243-2493

Room WB235

Jonathan Ashley

Business and Empirical Research Librarian

jaa6c@virginia.edu

(434) 924-4730

Room WB237a

Benjamin Doherty

Head of Instructional Services

bad6b@virginia.edu

(434) 924-7726

Room WB234

Kristin Glover

Research Librarian

klg3n@virginia.edu

(434) 243-2494

Room WB232b

Micheal Klepper

Senior Reference Librarian

mtk@virginia.edu

(434) 924-3495

Room WB209

Xinh Luu

Foreign and International Law Librarian

xtl5d@virginia.edu

(434) 924-3970

Room WB233b

Kent Olson

Head of Research Services

kolson@virginia.edu

(434) 924-4734

Room WB233a

Cathy Palombi

Access Services Librarian

ccp7m@virginia.edu

(434) 924-3519

Room WB117

John Roper

Administrative Services and Research Librarian

jhr8v@virginia.edu

(434) 924-4327

Room WB262a

Amy Wharton

Research and Emerging Technologies Librarian

aaw7mh@virginia.edu

(434) 924-1816

Room WB264a