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Visiting the Library: Hours



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.


The Law School offers several accessible entrances. The first-floor Library entrance is handicap accessible. If a patron needs help with retrieving or photocopying materials, the Circulation and Reference staff are happy to assist. Please call or email Cathy Palombi, Access Services Librarian (434-924-3519; with questions.

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 typically occur during December and late April to early May. If you have a time-sensitive research need during exams, please email to make special arrangements for access to library materials.

Monday - Friday: 6 am - 2 am

Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 2 am

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm

Friday - Sunday: 8 am - 5 pm

See also Hours for all U.Va. Libraries