Please visit our Library Policies page for more information on library access, borrowing, patron, and other policies.
The Reference Desk is staffed by professional Law Librarians on a rotating basis. Faculty should contact their Librarian Liaison for general or in-depth reference and research questions and projects. Reference Librarians can assist Students with any legal research matters and are available to students by appointment for more in-depth legal research instruction.
During most business hours a Reference Librarian is available at the Reference Desk to direct members of the public to sources that may help answer their legal questions. Patrons are reminded that because of the complicated nature of many legal problems, the services of a qualified attorney may be required. Reference librarians cannot provide patrons with legal advice or help patrons make decisions regarding legal rights and liabilities. Reference librarians also cannot interpret statutes, cases, or any other materials for patrons. If you need legal assistance that the Law Library cannot provide, the Law Library will refer you to an apporpriate legal service that would best serve your needs.
The services of the Rutgers Law Library are available to Rutgers Law School students, faculty and staff. Limited services are available for other members of the Rutgers University community and members of the bench and bar. The Law Library collection is open to the public for research purposes only; borrowing is limited to Rutgers University faculty, students, staff, and attorneys who have been approved for borrowing privileges. Please note, however, that many materials, such as law reports, journals, multi-volume treatises, loose-leaf services, indexes and reserve materials do not circulate outside of the library.