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LLM Guide to Law Library Services: Hours and Access

Library Information

Maps of the Library 

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Main Floor

Upper Level

Regular Library Hours*

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to midnight

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to midnight

Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

*Please consult the library's website here for holiday hours.

For any other access related questions, please contact the librarians.

Reference Hours*: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m–5 p.m.

For general research assistance, call or email us.

*Although there are no official reference hours when classes are not in session, you may still ask for research assistance at the service desk or via email or phone. If a reference is not immediately available to assist you, your call/email will be returned in a timely manner.

Study Carrels

These are located throughout the library and are available for student use, unless otherwise indicated by a reserved sign on the carrel. Carrels may be reserved by LL.M. students, at the Service Desk. Please keep your carrel tidy and do not leave food or trash at the carrel.

Food, Drink, Cell Phone Policies

Food and drink are permitted in the Law Library, but please be considerate of your classmates by avoiding foods that make excessive noise or create an odor. Please clean up after yourself. If you spill something, please let us know so that we may contact housekeeping. Please turn your cell phone on vibrate while in the library and step outside if you need to take a call. 

Law Library Website

You are encouraged to become familiar with the resources and services available through our website.

In particular, you may want to take a look at Student Services at Law.

You may also want to browse Law Databases A-Z.

Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law

The Search Library feature on the law library web site can be very helpful in finding any print and many electronic resources held by the law library, but it WILL NOT allow you to search the content of some of the most popular law-specific databases, including Westlaw (WestlawNext), LexisNexis (Lexis Advance), and Bloomberg Law. You will receive personal passwords to these databases and instruction on best search practices during the legal research component of your Legal Research & Writing class.