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Student Services Guide: Reference

An overview of services and resources available to Richmond Law students.

Reference and Research Services Librarians

Joyce Manna Janto, Director of Public and Instructional Services

Alex Hutchings, Research & Student Services Librarian

Sylvia Yanes, Research & Faculty Services Librarian

Ready Reference

The Library provides ready-reference services for students looking for immediate assistance locating resources, troubleshooting search issues, or answering general information questions. Reference services are accessible in person at the reference desk, through the chat with a librarian feature on the website, and by emailing

Journal Spading

Reference Services can also help you locate hard-to-find materials from journal footnotes, or help you craft complex citations. 

Support for Legal Research Instruction

If you have questions about your work for legal research courses, you are not only allowed, but encouraged to come to the reference desk for help. You can also connect with us over chat or email