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Remote Learning Resources

Information concerning online classes and remote resources

Remote Reference for faculty and students

Remote Reference

Faculty and students may contact law librarians remotely during the COVID19 shut down.

  1. You may continue to email law librarians directly, or you may email your requests to
  2. You may make an appointment via the Schedule Reference Appointment button on any of the law library's web pages. This will allow you to choose a 30 minute appointment from 9a-3p.
  3. You may also call librarians and leave a voice mail, which we will be checking throughout the day.

We thank you for your patience during this time of crisis.

Getting help via Virtual Reference

Virtual Reference

Virtual Reference allows patrons to schedule an appointment up to 30 minutes to speak with a reference librarian. Follow the instructions below to create an appointment with a librarian and he or she will follow up with you at the appointment time.


To schedule an appointment via Virtual Reference, find the "Schedule Reference Appointment" button the Law Library homepage (above the hours information on the left).


This will open up an interactive form. First, select a reference librarian or "no preference."


Then select a date and time for your appointment from the available options.


Finally, provide your name and email address and "Confirm Your Appointment." This will generate a confirmation email.


The reference librarian will follow up with you and provide a phone number or Zoom invite that will be used for your Virtual Reference appointment.

Getting help via "Ask a Librarian"

Ask a Librarian

Patrons needing basic library assistance such as finding an article or citation or asking a basic reference question can use the "Ask a Librarian" button to send an email to a shared email account.


To as a basic reference question, find the "Ask a Librarian" button the Law Library homepage (above the hours information on the left).

This will open a form where you can put your contact information and ask your question or request the document you need.


If requesting a document, please provide citation information such as author, title, year and edition for a book and author, title, journal, and volume and pagination for an article.