Reference and Research

The Law Library's team of highly skilled research professionals staffs the Reference Desk by phone and by email from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. They primarily serve the College of Law's students, faculty, and staff but are also available to assist attorneys and members of the general public as time permits. More about Reference and Research.

Research Classes

Excellent research skills are imperative to the practice of law. The Law Library actively promotes the development of strong research skills by offering a variety of educational opportunities for students in the College of Law. More about Research Classes.

Circulation and Borrowing

The Law Library's Circulation policies and procedures are designed to ensure that on-site researchers have access to the legal resources they need. As a result, many library resources do not circulate outside the building. More about Circulation and Borrowing.

Campus Book Delivery

The Law Library participates in intercampus book delivery with the University Libraries. Students, faculty, or staff may request materials owned by any University of Iowa Library be delivered to another campus library for pickup or office delivery. Requests may be placed through Smart Search or the InfoHawk catalog. More about Campus Book Delivery.

Interlibrary Loan

The Law Library's Interlibrary Loan department supports the research needs of students and faculty in the College of Law by borrowing materials from other libraries upon request. In addition, researchers outside the Law School community may request to borrow materials from the Law Library's collections. More about Interlibrary Loan.

Document Delivery Requests

The Law Library provides copies of materials owned by the Law Library for non-law community patrons. More about Document Delivery Requests.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation Desk and typically only circulate within the Law Library for four hours at a time. More about Reserve Materials.

Computing and Technology

The University's Information Technology Services (ITS) is the primary point of contact for computing issues. ITS staff assist with issues related to email accounts, wireless network access, library printing, lab and workstation computers, software installation and support, exam software support, basic virus and malware removal, and provide basic troubleshooting advice for personal computer and technology related issues.

The ITS Help Desk may be contacted at 319-384-HELP (4357) or The ITS Help Desk also offers live chat assistance at

Please consult the Law Library's guide on Computing and Technology for more information.