Answered By: Amy Wharton
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016     Views: 120

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 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. The library entrance is not handicap accessible, but the staff is willing to assist, if necessary. Likewise, if a patron needs help with retrieving or photocopying materials, the Circulation and Reference staff are happy to assist.

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 (