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Fall 2017 hours

See our Hours page for complete schedules & exceptions. 

Mondays – Thursdays 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. *
Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m. *
*Mondays through Thursdays, the Law Library is only open to the students, faculty & staff of the College of Law after 6:00 p.m. All other patrons will be asked to leave at 6:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.


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