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

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.

The hours of the Reference Desk, on the second floor of the Law Library, are:

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

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.

Research Librarians

Leslie Ashbrook
Leslie Ashbrook

Research Librarian



Jon Ashley
Jon Ashley

Business and Empirical Research Librarian


Ben Doherty
Ben Doherty

Head of Instructional Services


Kristin Glover
Kristin Glover

Research Librarian


Micheal Klepper
Micheal Klepper

Senior Reference Librarian



Xinh Luu
Xinh Luu

Foreign and International Law Librarian


Kent Olson
Kent Olson

Head of Research Services



Cathy Palombi
Cathy Palombi

Access Services Librarian


John Roper
John Roper

Administrative Services and Research Librarian


Amy Wharton
Amy Wharton

Research and Emerging Technologies Librarian