Library Hours

Library Hours

Following past practice, the library will maintain public service hours as follows:

Fall Semester
August 24, 2014 – December 23, 2014

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays Noon – 9:00 p.m.

During the examination period, beginning, Friday, December 12 through Saturday, December 20, the law library is reserved for law students only. Non-law patrons are asked to not use the law library as a study hall. Hours vary after last examination.


Fall Break
October 17, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Friday October 17 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday October 18 Closed
Sunday October 19 Closed
Monday – Friday October 20 – 24 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday October 25 Closed
Sunday October 26 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break
November 26, 2014 – November 30, 2014

Wednesday November 26 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Closed
Friday November 28 Closed
Saturday November 29 Closed
Sunday November 30 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Break
December 23, 2014 – January 10, 2015

Monday & Tuesday December 22 & 23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed – Sun December 24 – Jan. 4 Closed
Monday – Friday January 5 – 9 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday January 10 Closed
Sunday January 11 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Spring Semester
January 11, 2015 – May 12, 2015

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays* Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays* Noon – 9:00 p.m.

During the examination period, beginning, Friday May 1 through Tuesday May 12 the law library is reserved for law students only. Non-law patrons are asked to not use the law library as a study hall. Hours vary after the last exam.


Spring Break
March 6, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Friday March 6 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday March 7 Closed
Sunday March 8 Closed
Monday – Friday March 9 – 13 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday March 14 Closed
Sunday March 15 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Easter Break
April 3, 2015 – April 5, 2015

Friday April 3 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday April 4 Closed
Sunday April 5 Closed

Commencement Week
May 10, 2015 – May 17, 2015

Sunday May 10 Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Mon-Tues May 11- 12 8:00 a.m. – 9:00.m.
Wed – Fri May 13 -15 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 16 Closed
Sunday May 17 Closed

Summer Hours

May 20, 2015 – August 22, 2015

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays Closed


Notre Dame Law Faculty and Law Students have 24 hour access to the collection.

Policy on use of the Kresge Library by non-law patrons:

The Kresge Library is a legal research facility. Its use is intended primarily for law school faculty, law students, and other members of the law school community. Non-law patrons are welcome to use the collections Monday – Friday during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.