Reference Desk Services



The Law School and the Eckstein Law Library are open to law students, faculty, and staff.  Eckstein Hall—the building—is temporarily closed to the public, however, in response to COVID-19.  Reference librarians are available to assist all patrons, including members of the public and library card holders, via telephone and email during remote reference service hours.    In addition, law students, faculty, and staff may take advantage of limited periods of in-person reference assistance as well as scheduled Teams research consultations.  Complete service hours for both remote reference and in-person reference are available on our Library Service Hours page.

For more information about our current reference services, as well as other library services and resources currently available, please see the following:

Public patrons, law library card holders, and alumni:  Access to the Eckstein Law Library

MULS students: Law Library Resources for Students Working Remotely: Reference Assistance and More

Please check back regularly or call before visiting for updates.


Contact a reference librarian

Reference librarians are available to assist researchers with questions related to locating and using legal resources in print and online. Reference librarians will not give legal advice or interpretations of the law.  Researchers may reach a reference librarian by telephone and by email.  Law students, faculty, and staff may also get in-person reference assistance during limited in-person reference hours.


Reference assistance is available by telephone at (414) 288-3837.  Researchers are encouraged to leave a detailed voice-mail message if a reference librarian is not available to answer a call.


Reference assistance is available by email. A reference librarian will provide an initial response to inquiries within 24 business hours. Priority is given to those affiliated with Marquette University. Please note that email responses are not supplied within 24 hours when Eckstein Law Library is not offering reference services; please see our Library Service Hours page for more details.


Limited in-person reference service is available to law students, faculty, and staff during in-person reference hours. Please see the Library Service Hours page for all current service hours. The reference desk is located on the first floor of Eckstein Hall, near the north wall of the building just past the elevators and circulation desk.

Reference Hours

Our Library Services Hours page sets out all current service hours.