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Need More Help?

Visit the Reference Desk
or email us at:
or call us at 217-244-0614

For the Circulation Desk, please call 217-333-2915.


Having trouble finding something, need some guidance in researching or writing, or want answers to any of the many reference questions you might have? Email the Reference Desk at

Drawer of SuppliesThe Law Library supports students' academic and professional success by:

  • Instructing students on legal research techniques
  • Developing programs and tools such as LibGuides for all types of research endeavors
  • Creating a collection that includes:
    • Tools to research potential employers
    • Current information of practice of law
    • Core legal research tools, practice skills and study aids
  • Training individuals, groups and student organizations on specific legal and non-legal resources

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Law Librarians can assist with both their teaching and scholarly research.

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  • Offer updates on instructional technology use and trends
  • Gather and prepare reserve materials
  • Deliver one-time research lectures during class session
  • Create course specific bibliographies and research guides
  • Provide embedded librarian for seminar courses


  • Assist with citation analysis and blue book
  • Provide references for research needs via our Reference Desk

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  •  Partner and assist with research projects and related tasks
  • Train and supervise faculty research assistants

For a more thorough discussion of our services, see our Faculty Services Guide.


We support the main University, students and faculty by:

  • Providing physical and electronic access to law materials via shared catalog
  • Offering reference support at our Reference Desk with drop-in hours and via email
  • Supporting instruction objectives by providing tours and introduction to law materials upon request
  • Collaborating on digitization and storage projects to preserve unique materials

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PUBLIC (including alumni, local bar and members of public)
We provide the following services for the public:
  • Reference assistance in person or via email
  • Collections to support legal community and public
  • Provide consultations, training and community programming upon request


The University of Illinois Law Library staff cannot give legal advice. We provide reference services and research guides as a service to our users and they are not intended to be taken as legal or non-legal advice on any subject. The legal information provided in this website is for general reference only, and should not be relied upon for legal purposes. You should always consult a lawyer to determine your legal rights.

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