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.
Students may take advantage of our reference assistance and research consultations in several different ways. Please check our Library Service Hours page for current service hours, holiday hours, and updates.
Reference Service Options:
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.
Send an email at any time, day or night, and we will respond as soon as possible during our reference service hours.
If you'd like to schedule a specific time to speak with a reference librarian, you may request a research consultation. Research consultations are generally available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some variability during breaks. We encourage you to request a research consultation as early as possible in your research process. To schedule a research consultation, email the reference desk at least one full business day prior to the desired consultation time, though earlier is even better. More information about the benefits of a research consultation and the scheduling process are available on our Research Consultation page.
Please understand that while we will try to accommodate your desired date and time, certain variables may require flexibility or, in rare cases, prevent us from fulfilling a request. In that instance, you are encouraged to seek assistance at the reference desk in the traditional ways—by stopping by, calling, or emailing for assistance.
Please stop by the reference desk at any point during our service hours for in-person reference assistance.