Reference Services & Reference Reading Room
Reference Librarians are available within the library to help you locate specific titles and identify and use appropriate legal sources, as well as, provide a general overview of the law library's information systems, services, and collection. In addition, they can often advise you on appropriate research strategies, including advice on the use of electronic resources, such as the Internet and any of the databases subscribed to by the Library.
The Reference Desk is located in the Reference Reading Room, just past the central stairway on the Main floor of the library. Reference staff and services are scheduled to meet the needs of the Law School community. Reference Desk hours change according to school sessions and the demands of the academic program. Current Reference Desk Hours are available on the Library Hours page.
The telephone number of the Reference Desk is (310) 825-6414. The reference staff provide reference service on this line only as time permits. Generally telephone patrons will be asked to hold until in-person patrons have been helped.
Reference Reading Room
The Reference Reading Room, located just past the central stairway on the Main floor of the library, contains finding tools to secondary sources such as indexes to periodical literature and government publications. Several public computer terminals are also available in this room for accessing the UCLA Library Catalog and for other research purposes.
Research Guides (LibGuides)
The library staff has compiled a number of online research guides available at http://libguides.law.ucla.edu. LibGuides contains dozens of useful guides to assist you with your research. For example, you will find step-by-step guides on Federal tax research, employment law research, online legal research beyond LexisNexis and Westlaw, etc. They include the locations of materials within the law library and also list locations of materials on LexisNexis, Westlaw and the Internet where available. We welcome your suggestions for new additions to our LibGuides collection.