The Catholic University of America

Reference Services


Reference Chat
 Bar Examination Resources

Professional reference librarians are available in the Reference Room most hours the library is open. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of their services.  The reference librarians will be happy to teach you how to use any library resource or discuss with you strategies for doing specialized legal research. Although most of our reference personnel are lawyer-librarians and will make every effort to help you locate and use legal material, they may not give legal advice.

Reference Hours

Sunday: Noon – 8pm
M-Th: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm



 Instructional Services

Reference librarians teach courses in advanced legal research, specialized research components of classes and prepare bibliographies of materials concerning particular legal topics. The library reference staff also conducts classes in computer assisted legal research in the library computer training lab. Workshops on special legal research topics are offered throughout the school year.