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About the Library

Library Hours

Building Access

Doors to the Law Building are unlocked Monday - Friday from 7am to 6pm. Access at any other time requires a valid UVA ID card.

Year-Round Operating Schedule

The following is our general schedule. Hours will vary occasionally. Please check the Library Hours listed above or our social media (@uvalawlibrary) for updates.


Regular Hours

Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 12 midnight


Exam Period Hours

During exams, the library is open to law students, faculty and staff only. Exams hours are typically occur during December and late April to early May. If you have a time-sensitive research need during exams, please email circ@law.virginia.edu to make special arrangements.

Monday - Friday: 6 am - 2 am

Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 2 am


Summer Hours

Before bar exams occur at the end of the July, library hours are:

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm


After bar exams occur at the end of the July, library hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm

Friday - Sunday: 8 am - 5 pm



See also Hours for all U.Va. Libraries