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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!  Though the physical space may be temporarily closed, the library is still operating; just like you, we have moved to remote operations and are available to help you via telephone, email, and Microsoft Teams.

This Guide provides details on our continuing services for students, information on key remote resources available to students, and some additional information that may be useful to you during this unusual time in history.  This is an evolving guide; additional information will be added in the coming days.  If you are not a law student, please see our guide on Access to the Eckstein Law Library.

Need Help? Reference librarians are available to assist you!

Though we will miss seeing you in person, there are still three ways to take advantage of our reference assistance and research consultations!  We are currently offering reference service Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

During service hours you may reach us by:

  • 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.

  • NEW:  Scheduling a research consultation!

If you have a larger issue to discuss or if you'd like to schedule a specific time to speak with a reference librarian, you may request a research consultation using our web form.  Let us know 1) the basic issue or topic of the consultation, 2) whether you'd like to conduct the consultation over the phone or via Microsoft Teams, 3) your contact phone number, and 4) the desired date and at least two start times (at least one hour apart) that would work for you. 

If you submit your request during our service hours (currently Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), we'll get back to you within 12 hours to confirm your consultation time or work out a mutually agreeable alternative. 

Research consultations may be scheduled to occur Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and, in some circumstances, on the weekends between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.