Law School Community Hours

1. Regular library hours while classes are in session Fall and Spring semesters:

Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

[New Hours of Operation approved at 6/28/05 Steering Group meeting; 2 a.m. closing effective Spring 2007. During Fall 2007 the library  began opening 7:00 M-F.]

2. Extended hours during Fall and Spring Final Examination periods (in the Fall beginning the Sunday after Thanksgiving; in the Spring beginning the weekend before the last day of classes, and in both cases ending the final day of regular exams) :

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

NOTE: Signs announcing that the Law Library is reserved for law students, law faculty, and other persons doing legal or government documents research are posted when the extended hours begin.

3. Regular library hours during Fall interim (beginning the last day of make-up exams, and ending the day before Spring classes begin):

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


4. Regular library hours during Spring interim (beginning the last day of make-up exams, and ending the day before Summer classes begin):

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


5. Regular library hours during Summer session (ending the Monday before the Summer Bar Exam):

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

6. Regular library hours during the Summer interim (beginning the Sunday before the Summer Bar Exam and ending the Sunday before Fall classes begin):

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


7. Policy for Saturdays when UGA Football Games are played in Athens:

The Law Library will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays when UGA football games are played in Athens.

8. Holiday hours:

The general rules guiding library hours during any holiday will be to keep the Law Library open on the evening before a class day while allowing the staff to observe all university holidays.  Usually this will mean that the library shall be open regular hours except on the actual holiday, when the library will be closed.  If, however, the holiday falls before a day of scheduled classes, the library will be open from 6:00 p.m. till the regular closing time for that period.  This principle may be modified in any specific instance due to special circumstances, such as difficulty finding adequate student staffing to cover a holiday opening.


Beginning on the last day of exams the Law Library will close at 5:00 p.m. From that date until UGA closes for the Christmas holidays, the library will operate on the Fall interim period schedule. The last day of library operations will be the last day the University is open, regardless of whether subsequent days are on the official holiday schedule. The library will be closed during the UGA Christmas holidays. If December 24th is not a university holiday, and the university is open for business, the library will close to patrons at noon that day. After the holiday break the library will resume the Fall interim schedule until the day before the start of Spring classes.


The library will close at 5:00 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  The Law Library will be open the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Extended exam period hours begin that Sunday.

9. Spring Break:

Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2 a.m.

10. On Graduation Day the Law Library will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m.

11. Whenever UGA closes for any emergency, such as inclement weather, the Law Library will be closed. The official policy of UGA central administration is to permit individual units to decide whether to close for inclement weather or other emergency situations on the weekends. The Director of the Law Library, in consultation with the Dean of the Law School, will make the decision whether to close the Law Library in such circumstances.

Updated 1/24/2008/jd                                                                                                                                                                                Updated 6/19/2012/mc