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Law students and faculty have access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw, comprehensive legal databases that include cases, statutes, treatises, journal articles, and news. If you haven't activated your accounts, follow these directions.
We know some students are working from a distance due to the pandemic, and we want to get you the library materials you need!
We can pull a book for you. If you prefer to spend less time in the Law Library - even if you’re taking classes on grounds this semester - you can ask us to retrieve the book and hold it at Circulation for you. Please use the "Request item" button in the Virgo catalog and choose "Law" as your Preferred Pickup Location. You’ll receive an email when the book is available for pickup. (Note: You’ll need to be logged in to Virgo to make a request.)
We can ship a book to you. For full books from any UVA Library, please use this form and UVA Libraries staff will contact you about options, like mailing the book to you.
We can make a scan for you. For chapters, articles, or pages from any UVA Library book, use the "Request a Scan" button in the Virgo catalog. (Note: If you don't see a "Request a Scan" button, that means your book is available to read on HathiTrust.)
Schedule a consultation: Our research librarians are available to help students develop research plans and to guide students through successful use of the library's extensive collections.
At the 2nd floor Reference desk:
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. If you need help analyzing a legal problem, please 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.