Finding Materials in the Library


MARQCAT, the online catalog, may be used to find the call numbers and availability of all Marquette University library materials. Search by author's name, book or periodical title, keyword, subject, or call number. Alternatively, MARQCATplus may be used to search the catalog. Public access terminals are located throughout the library.

CLE Materials

State Bar of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education publications and form books are part of our reserve collection and are available at the circulation desk. 

Public access to government documents - Federal Depository Library Program

The Ray & Kay Eckstein Law Library is a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and receives select publications from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Under the terms of the Depository Library Program these government documents are available for use by the public during all the hours the law library is open to the public. Patrons requiring assistance with government documents may request help at the Reference Desk during service hours.


Periodicals are shelved in alphabetical order on the fourth floor of the library. Subject access to journal articles may be obtained through LegalTrac, an online index available via MARQCAT, and Current Law Index and Index to Legal Periodicals, located on the fourth floor at the beginning of the periodicals collection. Periodicals in digital format may be accessed through various databases and subscriptions.

Reserve Materials

Law faculty may place course material on reserve, including lecture notes, exams, journal articles, and book chapters. These reserve materials will be available either in print at the circulation desk or in digital format. Search for reserve materials either by course name/number or professor name from MARQCAT by clicking on "law library" under "class reserves" in the left navigation bar.  Our reserve collection also includes DVDs, frequently used items, and Wisconsin practice materials.

General Locations

View the Law Library Map.

View the Subject Location Guide.  Use this guide to obtain the call number associated with a particular subject area to browse the shelves for books on that subject.