Answered By: Amy Wharton
Last Updated: May 07, 2017     Views: 150

The Law Library is open to the entire University community as well as to the general public. During exam periods there is preferred seating in the library for law students and patrons doing legal research.

Although the library hours are 8 a.m. – midnight daily (with extended hours during exams), the doors to the law school building are automatically locked from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on weekends. Access during “lockdown” hours is restricted to the UVA Community.

The main entrance to the Law School offers handicapped parking and automatic doors for wheelchair accessibility. The rear entrance offers a ramp and automatic doors that lead to an elevator to the first floor. Students in need of assistance should call the circulation desk at 434-924-4058. 

In case of a fire or other emergency, the second floor of the library is equipped with two "Areas of Rescue Assistance" for patrons with physical disabilities.

For questions or comments, please call or email Cathy Palombi, Access Services Librarian (434-924-3519; Additional information about services provided by the University for students with disabilities can be found on the UVA Services for Students with Disabilities web page (