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Ask a Librarian is the e-mail reference service provided by the University of Miami Law Library. It is only available to law faculty, staff and students. If you need immediate service, please call the Law Library Reference Desk at 305-284-3585.

This service is designed to answer brief reference questions, suggest research strategies, help in locating library materials, and provide referrals to appropriate resources. When submitting your question, please state it as clearly as possible so that we can adequately meet your information need.


The e-mail address is E-mail service is available while the reference desk is open although it may take 24 hours to receive a response. Library Hours

Chat or Instant Message

Not fast enough, the law library also offers Live or Chat reference services. On Google Chat under, or on AOL and Yahoo under the name umiamilawlib. Instant Reference is available while the reference desk is open. Library Hours

Text Message

Want to use your phone, the law library also offers text reference services. (Standard messaging charges apply.) Text to 66746 and start your question with umiamilawlib. (If you add UMIAMILAWLIB to the contact list on your phone, you do not need to include it in the text of the message.) Text a Librarian is available while the reference desk is open. Library Hours


"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."

- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian

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Reference: 305-284-3585
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