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Guide to the Law Library

SUMMER HOURS

Summer Hours
May 11 – August 25, 2024

  Circulation Desk Law Library Access

LAW AND SIA COMMUNITIES

Monday

Tuesday - Friday

Saturday and Sunday

 

Contact library for assistance

10AM - 2PM

CLOSED

 

Swipe card access*

7:30AM - 5PM*

Swipe card access*

UNIVERSITY AND GENERAL PUBLIC

Monday

Tuesday - Friday

Saturday and Sunday

 

No public hours

10AM - 2PM

CLOSED

 

CLOSED

7:30AM - 5PM

CLOSED

EXCEPTIONS:

Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day Holiday, University Holiday

Friday, June 7th; Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14th

Wednesday, June 19th, Juneteenth Holiday, University Holiday

Thursday, July 4th, Independence Day Holiday, University Holiday

Friday, July 5th**

Friday, July 26th**

 

CLOSED

Contact library for assistance

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Contact library for assistance

 

Swipe card access*

7:30AM - 5PM

Swipe card access*

Swipe card access*

Swipe card access*

7:30AM - 5PM*

*Members of the Penn State Law and School of International Affairs Community retain 24/7/365 swipe card access with their PSU ID card. 

Reference services: By appointment only.  Contact via email: library@pennstatelaw.psu.edu

**Exceptional Date Information
Friday, July 5th: No circulation desk hours.  Please contact library in advance if assistance will be needed.  
Friday, July 26th: No circulation desk hours.  Please contact library in advance if assistance will be needed. 
 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS TO KATZ/LAW LIBRARY

After-hours access to the Law Library is limited to Penn State Law and SIA communities.  During all hours when the Law Library doors are locked, LAW, SIA, and LL.M. students, faculty, and staff may use their Penn State ID cards to access the Law Library. To enter the Law Library, slide your PSU ID through the swipe card readers outside of the main door to the Library. 

Members of the LAW and SIA communities must remember their PSU IDs. Library staff will not open the entrance doors when they are locked.  

Propping the Law Library doors open is not permitted and will result in an audible alarm and notification to local police authorities.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

EMERGENCY EXITS: All users of the Law Library are to enter and exit through the library's main entrance only unless otherwise authorized. Other library doors are not to be used except in emergencies. An alarm will sound whenever these doors are opened.

THEFT WARNING: The Lewis Katz Building and Law Library are assessible to the public Monday - Friday, 7:30A-5P. All library users should protect their personal property from theft by assuring that valuables are not left unattended in the Law library.  The Law Library and Law School are not responsible for lost or stolen property. 

UNIVERISTY PARK SAFETY AND SECURITY: Contact information for University Police, Escort Services, Emergency phones on campus and other resources and information.