Reference services are primarily for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the University of Chicago community. For those not affiliated with the University of Chicago, reference assistance is limited to the collections and services unique to the University of Chicago.
Reference desk hours are posted on the D'Angelo Law Library web site. During the academic year, reference librarians are available from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, and from noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You may contact a reference librarian online using our Ask a Law Librarian service or call the reference desk at (773) 702-9631.
The reference librarians are: Sheri Lewis, Library Director; Margaret Schilt, Associate Law Librarian for User Services; Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian; Bill Schwesig, Anglo-American and Historical Collections Librarian; Thomas Drueke, Scholarship and Data Librarian; Todd Ito, Head, Instruction and Outreach; Connie Fleischer, Research Services Librarian; and Scott Vanderlin, Student Services Librarian.
In addition to general reference service, the reference staff conducts general and specialized tours of the library, presents lectures on legal research topics, and provides instruction on LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and other legal resources.
For reference assistance in areas other than law, consult the list of subject specialists at other campus libraries.