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User Guidelines

Fall Semester Hours

Monday 21 August - Friday 15 December 2023

Penn State Law and SIA    Communities                           Penn State University and Public Access

Circulation Desk Hours:


KATZ Building/Library Access: 7A-5P
24/7 Swipe Card Access                                                                                                   

Members of the public should make an appointment with a reference librarian via email.


Circulation Desk Hours: 9AM-4PM
KATZ Building/Library Access 7A-5P



SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 24/7 Swipe Card Access                                                                                        KATZ BUILDING/LAW LIBRARY CLOSED

Due to limited staffing the circulation desk hours are subject to change without notice.  Reference assistance available via email:

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, MONDAY SEPT 4: CLOSED/NO STAFF. LAW and SIA communities swipe card access
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY NOV. 22 -26: CLOSED/NO STAFF. Law and SIA communities swipe card access.


After-hours access to the Law Library is limited to Penn State Law and SIA communities.

During all hours when the Law Library is closed, 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.

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

Personal Property

All users should protect their personal property from theft by assuring that valuables are not left unattended in the Law Library. Neither the Law Library nor the Law School will be responsible for lost or stolen property.  Lost and Found in the Katz Building is located in the Business office in the basement, Rm 009.  Any items left on the library circulation desk overnight are turned into Lost and Found immediately. 


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.