Station 5

Reference Section

The reference desk is next to the circulation desk. This is where you’ll find fellow law students to help you with your research in the evenings and on weekends. You can also use this desk to print documents or do quick research, as long as no one else is using it.

You’ll notice there are books on the reference desk. These are high-use reference materials like legal dictionaries and citation guides. These books have LAW-REFDSK in their call numbers to indicate that they’re located here. They are non-circulating, which means you have to use them in the library.

Across from the reference desk is the reference collection. Items in the reference collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, bibliographies, and similar materials. Items in the reference collection have LAW-REF as their call number location code. Like the books on the reference desk, these items must be used in the library and can’t be checked out.

The office beside the reference section belongs to the reference/instruction librarian. The reference/instruction librarian can help you with your research when you’re working on assignments or papers. If you’re stuck and can’t find a case, statute, article, or anything on your topic, or you don’t even know where to start, send her an email and she’ll point you in the right direction. When in doubt, ask a librarian!

Gérard V. La Forest Law Library
  1. Circulation Desk & Reserves
  2. Portrait of Justice Gérard V. La Forest
  3. New Books Shelf
  4. Mackay Reading Room
  5. Reference Section
  6. Computer Lab
  7. Rare Books Reading Room
  8. Second Floor Stacks
  9. Journals S–Z
  10. Mackay Reading Room, Mezzanine Level
  11. Government Documents
  12. International Materials & Journals A–R
  13. "Old Section"