Research Services


The Law Library’s research librarians are your most valuable contact within the library. You may also phone us with your research questions at 408-554-4452 or e-mail us at

How can the Law Library’s reference librarians help with legal research?

  • We can help you begin your research by suggesting a variety of print and electronic resources about your topic.
  • We can find materials for you in our online catalog, OSCAR.
  • We can assist with law review citation checks by tracking down hard-to-find materials and deciphering obscure legal citations.
  • We can explain how to use electronic databases.
  • If the item that you need is not available in our library, we can help you use Link+ or our interlibrary loan system to find the material in other library collections.
  • If you have a research question, we invite you to contact us for assistance with your research strategy.

If you are SCU faculty you will be assigned a librarian as your personal liaison.  

Research Services Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Holiday, vacation, and summer hours may vary.

Reference Desk Telephone:  408-554-4452

Research Librarian Email:

Legal Research

The Law Library’s reference librarians offer the following resources to make the legal research process a little easier:

  • Legal Research Guides.
  • The Law Library’s research librarians are always willing to assist you with your legal research.  Please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk or a reference librarian’s office: you are not interrupting!!

Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot locate a specific item in the Law Library or in the Main University Library, you may use the law library’s interlibrary loan system to obtain the materials.