Answered By: Amy Wharton
Last Updated: May 07, 2017     Views: 199

The Law Library is open to the University community as well as the general public.

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 UVA community members. Please note that during the exam period (dates vary each semester), there is preferred seating in the library for law students and patrons doing legal research. If you have a valid University ID card and would like access to the building, please contact David Holsapple, Building Services Coordinator, at 434-924-4583 or  

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.  Patrons 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 or 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 (