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Info for new students: Research facilitation

New to the university? Or this part of London? This guide aims to help you find your feet!

Info for new students

Research facilitation

For many years, IALS library has been at the forefront of training and development, both of future law librarians and future lawyers! Every Autumn term, we run a comprehensive training programme open to all new students covering everything from basic familiarisation with UK legal resources, skills for finding legal materials online, database analysis, and many tailored subject and jurisdiction specific training. Our friendly and capable reference team can also arrange one to one sessions to discuss legal research methodology specific to your own research interests. Additionally, full support is offered with the technical aspects of essay writing, from correctly formatting documents to checking citations. Just ask to speak to a member of the reference team for more information!

Training programme

Each year we offer a programme of training sessions. All IALS Library members are invited to attend.

Ask a librarian

The IALS Library telephone and e-mail enquiry service is available 09:30 - 17:00, Monday to Friday. We aim to answer all enquiries within one working day. You can ask us about the IALS Library collections of legislation, law reports, books and journals, and electronic resources. You can also find out more about the Library's services. You can discuss your enquiry with a member of IALS Library staff. The service does not operate at weekends or bank holidays or university holidays, but you can leave a voice-mail message or send an e-mail, which we will deal with on the next opening day.

Phone the Library on 020 7862 5790. If we cannot answer your call immediately, please leave a short message with your name, name of your university or organisation, brief details of your enquiry, and your telephone number, and we will contact you within one working day.

Alternatively, send us an e-mail at