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COVID-19 Resources: Home

A guide to teaching, learning, research, and information resources at the University of Richmond School of Law during the COVID-19 crisis.

Law Library Reopening for Fall

The Law Library will reopen on Sunday, August 23; see this blog post for further details.  Hours and access will still be limited:

The Law Library will be open M-Th 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.; F 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sa-Su 1 p.m. -  5 p.m.

However, our librarians and staff are working remotely to provide you services even during the closure: 

  • Reference services: Reference librarians are monitoring the reference chat M-F, 9-5; beginning August 24, Reference librarians will be available either in person or via chat M-F 10-7.  After hours, you may email your question to lawrefdesk@law-richmond.libanswers.com and someone will answer when available. See here for further details.
  • Reserves and Interlibrary Loan: While we have put materials from classes on reserve, it is not yet safe to circulate physical materials, so we are working to scan the first few weeks of readings for materials on reserve.   Interlibrary loan has been discontinued in many cases. For questions, or to make a request for materials to be scanned, contact Andrew Frank
  • We upgraded our study room reservation system over the summer.  Please bookmark https://law-richmond.libcal.com/ and use it to make your study room reservations.  Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions, most study rooms will be single-occupancy only.
  • We also have a brand-new catalog.
  • Our Lexis Digital Library titles allow you to access Michie's, statutes, benchbooks, and other practice materials.
  • Technology Services:  Our tech team can help you with your VPN, Zoom, Blackboard, Exam4, and general technology questions. The computer lab is closed, but you still have the same number of printing credits as you typically do in a semester. 
  • Carrels are no longer assigned due to physical distancing requirements, but you may use any of the available carrels to study or take exams.

Law Library Resources

Law Library Staff Directory and Contact Information

For questions about accessing Law Library materials, including digital scanning services and book retrieval, please contact Andrew Frank. 

For questions about accessing Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg, please contact Joyce Janto. 

For questions about accessing all other databases, please contact Molly Lentz-Meyer. 

For reference and research assistance, please contact Maureen Moran or use chat reference between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and send an email to lawrefdesk@law-richmond.libanswers.com when chat is offline.

For technology help, please contact the tech team, who are performing virtual tech support.  Details here. 

Law School and University Response and Policies

The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic response changes in response to developments in the progression of the pandemic.  Below are some links to information that will help you keep up to date on the University's and Law School's policies and practices:

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