Reference Desk Services

 In accordance with CDC and City of Milwaukee Guidance, individuals are strongly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, to wear a well-fitting mask while indoors due to high COVID-19 transmission.  

~Updated May 20, 2022

 

Current and updated information on reference service hours and access to the Eckstein Law Library is available on our Library Service Hours page; please check the page regularly or call before visiting for updates and requirements.

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. 

Public reference computers are available for legal research during reference service hours. 


Contact a reference librarian

Researchers may obtain reference assistance in the following ways: 

Telephone:  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.

Email: Reference assistance is available by email. A reference librarian will provide an initial response to inquiries within 24 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, such as during holidays or scheduled breaks; please see our Library Service Hours page for more details.

In-person Assistance for Public Patrons and Law Library Card Holders:  In-person reference assistance is available at the reference desk during scheduled reference hours; please consult the Library Service Hours page for all current reference hours.  Public reference computers require a login that is available for legal research during reference service hours.  Please follow all Eckstein Hall visitor policies noted on the Eckstein Hall Contact and Hours page

Law Students, Faculty, and Staff:  In-person reference assistance is available at the reference desk during scheduled reference hours; please consult the Library Service Hours page for all current reference hours. Research consultations via Microsoft Teams are also available and may be scheduled by contacting the reference desk by telephone or email to make arrangements. 

Reference Hours

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