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Guidelines for Using the Law Library

Provides information on access and using the law library for the Fall Semester 2020.

Accessing the Law Library

Limited Opening

The law library is partially open to law students, faculty, and staff (including journals).  Click here to view entrance requirements.

The law library continues to be closed to members of the general public until further notice.  If non-university community members need research assistance or materials, please contact us at, or use the chat box on the website.  

The hours for the Fall Semester are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday - 7:45 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday - 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


From Thursday, November 26 through the end of the semester,  access into the Law Library will be closed. We will still be offering remote help with research (more info on our homepage) and will continue to circulate materials via curbside delivery and other contactless pickup options (see instructions here). The library will reopen to reservations on Monday, January 11.  We have made this decision reluctantly,  in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 after Thanksgiving break.  Study spaces outside the library will still be available for reservation, including classrooms and the dedicated study rooms on the third and fourth floors of the law building.

Entering and Exiting the Law Library

In order to ensure compliance with social distancing and space density requirements, all library patrons must enter the law library through the second floor entrance and exit through the Garden Level (basement) doors.  The Garden Level doors will remain locked at all times.  

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