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Reference Service

The Law Library will:

  • help library users locate information
  • provide assistance in legal research methodology
  • offer class presentations, research training sessions, and individual bibliographic instruction
  • select and maintain a relevant and timely reference collection
  • assist patrons in accessing databases within the limits of license agreements

The Law Library will not:

  • solicit a detailed description of the user’s factual situation
  • speculate as to the outcome of an issue
  • tell a patron what procedural steps to follow
  • appear before adjudicative bodies on behalf of patrons
  • complete legal forms for patrons
  • interpret legal materials

Last reviewed:  November 2011