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Ask a Law Librarian

Please feel free to contact any of our reference librarians with your research questions. Reference librarians are available at the Reference Desk or in their offices. Please feel free to visit us, email or call us with your research questions.

Librarian Office Email Telephone
Ellen Jones Law Library 374 ellen-jones@uiowa.edu 319-335-6829
Amy Koopmann Law Library 376 amy-koopmann@uiowa.edu 319-335-9823
Noëlle Sinclair Law Library 328 noelle-sinclair@uiowa.edu 319-335-9007
Ted Potter Law Library 238 ted-potter@uiowa.edu 319-335-9017
Druet Cameron Klugh Law Library 324 druet-klugh@uiowa.edu 319-335-9038
Don Ford Law Library 322 donald-ford@uiowa.edu 319-335-9068
Matthew Braun Law Library 240C matthew-braun@uiowa.edu 319-335-7736
Katherine Hall Law Library 234 katherine-l-hall@uiowa.edu 319-335-9016

Study Carrels

There are 380 individually assigned carrels in the Law Library. Study carrels are assigned to full-time first, second, and third year law students, and LL.M. and eligible international law persons. You will have the assigned study carrel until you complete your studies. If you have a carrel or desk space in another area of the College of Law (for example, Law Review, TLCP, JCL, JGRJ, or Legal Clinic) you are no longer eligible for a study carrel in the Law Library and must relinquish the library carrel. Initial study carrel sign-up occurs at the beginning of fall semester. If you would like to change carrels, please ask at the Circulation Desk after the initial sign-up period has ended.


Group Study Room for Law Students

The Law Library has a group study room for two to eight law students, in Room 126. The room has two conference tables and eight chairs. On the wall, there is a large computer monitor that can be connected to a student laptop. There is also a whiteboard on a tripod easel.

The room may be reserved on Outlook for two-hour blocks of time. To reserve the room:

  • Log into your calendar on Office 365
  • Select "New" in the upper left corner
  • Add a title for the reservation (example: Con Law Study Group)
  • Select "Add Room," and under BLB Resources, select RES-BLB126-LAWLIB
  • Make sure that the Private box is not checked
  • Click "Send" in the upper left corner

You will receive an email confirming the reservation. Recurring reservations, reservations outside of library operating hours or within half an hour of closing, and reservations with a duration longer than two hours will be rejected.

For questions or assistance, please contact Maria Catherino, Circulation Assistant, at maria-catherino@uiowa.edu.


Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw

Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw are available to law students, full-time faculty members, and staff members. Please consult the corresponding tabs in the Computing and Technology guide for more details.