The Catholic University of America

 

Access Policy

Regular Hours

Regular hours are in effect January 8 - April 28, 2015. Reading & exam hours begin April 29, 2015.**

 Monday - Thursday  7:30am - 11:45pm
 Friday  7:30am - 8:45pm
 Saturday  9:00am - 8:45pm
 Sunday  9:00am - 11:45pm

Library staff begin clearing the library 15 minutes prior to closing.

To determine whether the library is open during inclement weather, dial 202-319-5155 and press 1.

** The Law Library is restricted to CUA Law Students ONLY during the reading and examination period.  Students must use their CUA I.D.s to enter the law library.

Holidays & Summer

Saturday, January 17 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, January 18 9:00am - 11:45pm
Monday, January 19 9:00am - 11:45pm
 Presidents Day
Saturday, February 14 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, February 15 9:00am - 11:45pm
Monday, February 16 7:30am - 11:45pm
Spring Break
Sunday, March 8 - Thursday, March 12 9:00am - 10:45pm
Friday, March 13 9:00am - 8:45pm
Saturday, March 14 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, March 15 9:00am - 11:45pm
Easter Break
Wednesday, April 1 7:30am - 10:45pm
Thursday, April 2 9:00am - 10:45pm
Friday, April 3 9:00am - 8:45pm
Saturday, April 4 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, April 5 CLOSED
Monday, April 21 9:00am - 11:45pm
Reading & Exam Period **
Wednesday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 6   7:30am - 1:45am
Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10   7:30am - 11:45pm
Monday, May 11   7:30am - 10:45pm

** The Law Library is restricted to CUA Law Students ONLY during the reading and examination period.  Students must use their CUA I.D.s to enter the law library.

Summer
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:45pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:45pm
Sunday Noon - 7:45pm
 Memorial Day
Friday, May 22 9:00am - 4:45pm
Saturday, May 23 9:00am - 4:45pm
Sunday, May 24 Noon - 7:45pm
Monday, May 25 CLOSED
July 4                                         CLOSED

 

Access Policy

Access to the law library is restricted to the following persons in the order listed below:

  1. CUA Law School students, faculty and staff
  2. CUA Department of Library & Information Science (LIS) students, faculty and staff
  3. CUA Law alumni
  4. Law students from other schools
  5. Bar members
  6. CUA non-law faculty, staff and students who need to use the library collection for research
  7. Persons who want to use the Law Library’s U.S. Government Depository materials
  8. Persons with a legitimate need to use the library collection for research purposes. The legitimacy of the need will be assessed by the reference librarian on duty at the time if necessary.

The Law Library is a research institution and is available to patrons who need to perform legal research. The only patrons permitted to study in the library are:

  1. CUA Law School students, faculty and staff
  2. CUA Department of Library & Information Science (LIS) students, faculty and staff
  3. CUA Law alumni
  4. Law students from other schools
  5. Students studying for the bar exam

The law library doors are locked all hours the law library is open. CUA Law and LIS patrons should use their CUA IDs to enter. All other patrons: please buzz the intercom for admittance.

Visitors

Visitors must comply with the Law Library's Visitor Guidelines. Visitors must sign the Visitor Register upon entering the law library.