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About the Law Library

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Library is housed in the College of Law building, which is on the Dominican campus. It occupies parts of the first and third floors and all of the second floor of the building, a total of over 50,356 square feet. The Library's full-time staff numbers nine, including four librarians.

Our Collection

The Law Library has  the primary purpose of supporting the curriculum and research needs of the College of Law faculty and students. The collection is comprised of federal and state legal research sources, specific subject materials, foreign, international, comparative, and civil law materials, and law-related books. The microform collection includes United States Supreme Court records and briefs, state bar journals, and legal treatises from the nineteenth century.

Due to the civil law tradition of Louisiana, the Law Library collects materials from civil law jurisdictions, such as France, Quebec and Scotland. The library is a designated depository for both United States Government and State of Louisiana Government documents. Public access to the federal government documents collection is guaranteed by Title 44 of the United States Code. The documents have been integrated into the general collection according to jurisdictional, research, and subject matter relationships.

Online Catalog

The Law Library's Online Catalog provides location information for all Library holdings, as well as records of what has been received and what has been ordered. The catalog is an Innovative Interfaces, Inc. INNOPAC system.

 Loyola Law participates in the Federal Depository Library Program as a selective depository library. 

Locations in the Law Library

The locations listed in the Online Catalog can be found as follows:

The "Stacks" location in the Catalog refers to books shelved by their call numbers. These are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors as indicated below.

The "Thematic Exhibit" location in the Catalog refers to the bookshelf displays on the 1st and 2nd floor. 

The "Resources Integrated Curriculum" location in the Catalog refers to a collection on the 2nd floor near the reference desk. These books focus on practice-ready skills and teaching methods.

1st Floor

  • Circulation Desk
  • Reserve Collection - ask at Circulation Desk
  • Audio and Video Collections - ask at Circulation Desk
  • CD Reserve - ask at Circulation Desk
  • Reading Room Collection
  • Rare Book - ask reference librarians
  • Archive Collection - ask reference librarians

2nd Floor

  • Reference Collection
  • 2nd Floor Index Table
  • KF
  • KFA - KFZ (state materials)
  • National & Regional Reporters
  • Microform Collection (Microfiche and Microfilm)
  • Microform Indexes
  • Congressional Record (paper in compact shelving)
  • Serial Set (JK) in compact shelving
  • A - Z in compact shelving
  • Inactive Collection
  • Federal Register (paper and microform)
  • Oversize Collection
  • Rare Books - ask reference librarians

3rd Floor

  • Unbound and Bound Journals
  • K, KB - KZD
  • 3rd Floor Index table