To help you plan ahead, please be aware of upcoming changes to the Library’s hours due to fall and winter holidays. During Thanksgiving and winter breaks, the library will be completely closed with no 24/7 access, so please make sure to request items from the Depository early and check out or take home from your carrels any print materials you may need during these times!
The Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 26 (the reference desk will close at 3pm) and remain closed until Sunday, November 30 at 9am. No 24/7 access will be available.
Fall Reading Period and Exams, December 4-December 20
During the fall reading period and exams, access to the Harvard Law School Library is strictly limited to HLS affiliates. If you require access to specific resources in the our collection during this time, please check in with the Circulation Desk.
The Library will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed until 9am on Saturday, January 3. The reference desk will re-open on Sunday, January 4. Once again, no 24/7 access will be available during this recess.
For a full calendar of our hours, please visit our website.
On behalf of the library, happy holidays, good luck on exams, and have a restful break!