Visitor Information & Access Policy

Library Hours of Service

INTERSESSION

  • January 2, Wenesday - January 5, Saturday 9:00am - 4:45pm

REGULAR SPRING SCHEDULE: JANUARY 6 - MAY 2

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:45pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 11:45pm

Reference Services Schedule

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 8:30pm

SPECIAL HOURS

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 

  • January 20, Sunday 9:00am - 6:45pm
  • January 21, Monday CLOSED

PRESIDENTS' DAY 

  • February 17, Sunday 9:00am - 6:45pm
  • February 18, Monday CLOSED

SPRING RECESS

  • March 1, Friday 8:00am - 6:45pm
  • March 2, Saturday - March 9, Saturday 9:00am - 6:45pm
  • March 10, Sunday 9:00am - 11:45pm

READING PERIOD AND EXAMINATIONS

  • April 17 - May 2 (Regular Schedule)
  • May 3, Friday 8:00am - 6:45pm

INTERSESSION

  • May 4 - May 19  9:00am - 5:45pm

SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS:  May 20

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:45pm
  • Friday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:45pm

Jacob Burns Law Library is reserved for the use of the following persons:

  • The faculty, students, and staff of the George Washington University Law School
  • Faculty, students and staff of the George Washington University who need to use the library for legal research
  • Alumni of the George Washington University Law School
  • Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library

Learn more about access and services. 

During reading and examination periods, access is limited to G.W. Law School students, faculty, and alumni and Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library.  The library is not available for use as a study hall except to currently enrolled G.W. law students. 

Questions regarding the Law Library's access policy may be directed to Deborah Norwood, Assistant Director for Public Services, [email protected] or 202.994.7338.
 



Identification Required

The following types of identification are required in order to gain access to the Law Library:

  • Faculty, students, and staff of the George Washington University Law School must present a valid GWorld card. Adjunct faculty of the George Washington University Law School should obtain a GW identification card upon appointment, which is nontransferable and admits only the adjunct faculty member for the teaching semester.
  • Other members of the George Washington University community must present a valid GWorld identification card.
  • Alumni of the George Washington University Law School must present a Law Alumni Association card and photo identification card. Law Alumni Association cards are nontransferable and admit alumnus only.
  • Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library must present a current Friend of the Jacob Burns Law Library pass.
     


OCLC Shares Libraries Students and Faculty

Students and faculty from OCLC Shares institutions may be granted daily admission to the library upon showing a photo ID from an OCLC Shares institution.

Please contact your home institution for information about its OCLC Shares membership.