Library Hours


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.

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

Fall Semester
August 21, 2016 – December 17, 2016

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 5 through Saturday, December 17, 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 15, 2016 – October 23, 2016

Friday October 14 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday October 15 Closed
Sunday October 16 Closed
Monday – Friday October 17 – 21 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday October 22 Closed
Sunday October 23 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break
November 23, 2016 – November 27, 2016

Tuesday and Wednesday November 22 and 23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 24 Closed
Friday November 25 Closed
Saturday November 26 Closed
Sunday November 27 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Break
December 17, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Saturday & Sunday December 17 & 18 Closed
Monday – Thursday December 19 – 22 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday – Monday December 23 – January 2 Closed
Tuesday – Friday January 3 – 6 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday January 7 & 8 Closed
Monday – Friday January 9 – 13 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday January 14 Closed
Sunday January 15 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Spring Semester
January 16, 2017 – May 16, 2017

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 5, through Tuesday, May 16, 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 11, 2017 – March 19, 2017

Friday March 10 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday March 11 & 12 Closed
Monday – Friday March 13 – 17 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday March 18 Closed
Sunday March 19 Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Easter Break
April 14, 2017 – April 17, 2017

Friday April 14 Closed
Saturday April 15 Closed
Sunday April 16 Closed
Monday April 17 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Commencement Week
May 17, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Wednesday – Friday May 17 – 19 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday May 20 & 21 Closed

Summer Hours

May 22, 2017 – August 20, 2017

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