The Catholic University of America

Fall 2014 Hours

Regular Hours

Regular hours are in effect Sunday, August 17 - Tuesday, November 25.

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

Labor Day
Saturday, August 30 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, August 31 Noon - 11:45pm
Monday, September 1 9:00am - 11:45pm
Columbus Day
Saturday, October 11 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, October 12 Noon - 11:45pm
Monday, October 13 7:30am - 11:45pm
Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 26 9:00am - 10:45pm
Thursday, November 27 CLOSED
Friday, November 28 9:00am - 8:45pm
Saturday, November 29 9:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday, November 30 Noon - 11:45pm
Reading & Exam Period **
Monday, December 1 -   7:30am - 1:45am
    7:30am - 11:45pm
    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.

Christmas & Intersession
Thursday, December 18 9:00am - 4:45pm
   
   
   

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.