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Librarians offer reference assistance and research consultations primarily to GW Law faculty, students, and alumni.

Assistance may be requested:
•    by appointment
•    at the Reference Desk located on the 1st floor of the Library
•    by phone at 202-994-6647
•    by text at 202-999-3685
•    by email at
•    by chat

Online research assistance also is available using the Library's research guides and the Library's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Reference librarians are available to conduct instructional sessions on legal research for Law School classes, faculty research assistants, student journals, and other groups. Other services provided by the reference librarians include Library orientations and instruction on the use of the Library catalog, JACOB, and other online resources. For further information or to arrange instructional sessions, please contact the Assistant Director for Public Services at or 202-994-7338.

Reference Service Hours

Fall 2019 semester hours begin Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019:

A librarian is available for reference services*:

    Monday - Thursday:  9:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 9am - 5pm
    Saturday - Sunday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

*Hours may vary; please contact the reference desk (202.994.6647) to confirm hours of operation.