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A Guide to Law Library Resources for Students Working Remotely: Reference Assistance

We are here for you!

The Eckstein Law Library has always been a "library without borders."  That is true now more than ever!  During library service hours, we are available to help you via telephone, email, and Microsoft Teams, as well as in person.  

This Guide focuses on key remote resources available to students while providing some basic information on our in-person services as well.  This is an evolving guide; additional information will be added as circumstances change.  If you are not a law student, please see our Reference Desk Services page and our Access the Library page.

Need Help? Reference librarians are available to assist you!

Students may take advantage of our reference assistance and research consultations in several different ways. We are currently offering reference services, including Microsoft Teams research consultations, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please check our Library Service Hours page for more details, holiday hours, and updates.  

Reference Service Options:

  • Phone:       414-288-3837

As always, you may reach a reference librarian by telephone.  If you call and get our voice mail, please be sure to leave a message with your name, contact number, and a brief description of your question or legal research issue.  We'll return your call as soon as possible during our reference service hours.

Our email reference is still available to you.  Send an email at any time, day or night, and we will receive it and respond as soon as possible during our reference service hours.

  • Schedule a Research Consultation (to take place via Teams, phone, or in-person):

If you'd like to schedule a specific time to speak with a reference librarian, you may request a research consultation using our web formResearch consultations must be scheduled to occur during our reference service hours.  In your request please let us know 1) the basic issue or topic of the consultation; 2) whether you'd like to conduct the consultation over the phone, via Microsoft Teams, or in-person;  3) your contact phone number; and 4) your desired date and start time. 

We'll make every effort to accommodate same-day consultation requests.  If you request a consultation for a date in the future, we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your consultation date and time or work out a mutually agreeable alternative. 

  • In-person Reference Assistance:

Please stop by the reference desk at any point during our service hours for in-person reference assistance.