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Ask-a-Librarian

During normal hours, reference librarians are generally available Mon-Thu 8:00 am. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For recess and holiday hours, consult the calendar. Presently, librarians are available from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Send your help request to lawlibref@ucdavis.edu.

Working on a research paper?

Law students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a librarian. Contact: (530) 752-0210 or lawlibref@ucdavis.edu.

Summer Research Assistants

Reference Librarians are available to help RA's learn more about searching interdisciplinary databases and locating materials housed in other libraries. All RA's are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Reference Librarian. Contact: 752-0210 or write lawlibref@ucdavis.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find articles?
See Find Articles page.

What online databases can law students and faculty access?
See Find Databases page.

Reference Librarians

Elisabeth McKechnie

Elisabeth McKechnie graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1988 and practiced primarily insurance defense law for six years. She graduated from San Jose State University School of Library Science with an M.L.I.S. in 1999. 

David Brian Holt

David Brian Holt graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and received his M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. Previously he has served as a branch librarian at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as the Emerging Technologies law librarian at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Kristin Brandt

Kristin Brandt is a member of the California bar and has a background as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she also served as head of attorney training and development. She graduated from UCLA School of Law and received her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. Previous to her current position, she worked at San Francisco Law Library.

Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston obtained her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and her M.L.I.S. with a specialization in law librarianship from the University of Washington. Previously Alyssa worked at the Pepperdine University School of Law Library, where she served as Research and Electronic Services Librarian and later as Head of Reference Services.