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Library & Technology Services

A resource guide with information about accessing electronic resources and Law Library and Technology services.

Law Library Hours

Welcome to the Law Library! Please present your ID at the Circulation Desk. All IDs will be checked at the Circulation Desk.

Fall Semester and Exam Hours August 22-December 13:

MONDAY-THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Holidays

Labor Day
Saturday, September 4 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 5 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, September 6 CLOSED
Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November, 26 CLOSED
Saturday, November 27 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 28 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Make-Up Exam hours:

Tuesday, December 14 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, December 15  8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Winter Intersession hours:

Thursday, December 16 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, December 17 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 - Sunday, January 2, 2022 CLOSED

Posted hours are subject to change as public health and safety circumstances change. 

Current Library Policies

University Policy about COVID-19 is changing rapidly at this time. Please visit the Law School's COVID-19 page for the latest information. 

At this time, the Law Library expects the following so that the Library is safe for all.

  • Please carry your GMU ID with you, and present your ID to the Circulation Desk every time you enter the Library.
  • Please wear a face covering at all times.
    • Students who disregard COVID safety precautions are in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and can be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. Please see this page for more information.
  • Law students may reserve group Study rooms using the online Reservation system.
  • Eating is prohibited in the Library. Drinks are permitted only in containers with lids. Speak on your cellphone in the stairwell or the Atrium, not in Library study areas.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located near the elevators in the Library. Sanitizing wipes are available in silver canisters throughout the Library.
  • Complete the Mason Daily Health Check every day. You may be asked by anyone on campus at any time to show your health check status.
  • Email any concerns about the Library environment to Melanie Knapp
  • Attorneys and alumni visiting the Library MUST complete the Mason Daily Health Check. When entering the Library, all attorneys and alumni MUST present: a valid ID and the results of the Mason Daily Health Check. Your status as an attorney or alumni will be verified before you are allowed to enter the Library. Any attorney or alum visitor who does not maintain a proper face covering at all times will be asked to leave immediately. We strongly encourage attorneys and alums to contact lawref@gmu.edu before you visit to ensure that we have the materials that you need.

Law Library Reference Hours

Law library reference and research assistance will be available in person in the Reference Office, by e-mail (lawref@gmu.edu)voicemail with callback (703-993-8076), and virtual meetings using Zoom or Teams.

For Fall 2021, Reference Librarians are available ONSITE during the following hours:

Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday Closed

For Fall 2021, Reference Librarians are available VIRTUALLY during the following hours: 

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM