Library Hours and Access

Storm Alert: HLS Library Closed January 29, 2022

Anticipating tomorrow’s blizzard, the Harvard Law School Library will be closed on Saturday January 29, and will reopen at noon on Sunday January 30, 2022. 24/7 access to the second floor of the Library is available to HLS students during this time. Stay safe and warm out there! This scene of a house in winter is from an …

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Welcome to Spring Term!

Spring library hours and services begin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, the HLS campus, including the library, will be open to current members of the Harvard community only. Please bring your HUID to access campus spaces. Masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus, including the library. All of us …

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Alert: Moving Project in the HLS Library – January 6, 2022

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 9am to 5pm, there will be a moving project in the fourth-floor reading room, the Fishman Room and Lemann Lounge on the second floor, and in the third-floor Reference Room. We will work to keep disturbances to a minimum, but there may be occasional noise disruption. Staff will need access to several …

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Happy New Year from Your HLS Library!

Welcome to 2022! All of us at the Harvard Law School Library hope you had a fun, relaxing, and restorative holiday, and we are excited to see you in the new year. Because the university has transitioned to remote learning for January term, the HLS Library will be open on a reduced schedule of weekdays 9 to 5, …

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Happy Holidays from the HLS Library!

You did it: Congratulations on finishing your exams! All of us at the Harvard Law School Library wish you and your loved ones a joyous, relaxing, and healthy holiday season. The Law School and the HLS Library are closed for the holidays from December 18, 2021 through January 2, 2022. We look forward to seeing you in Langdell …

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Welcome Back to the HLS Library!

The Harvard Law School Library has been open virtually since March 2020 … but we’ve sure missed seeing you in person. We are thrilled to announce that the HLS Library is virtually and physically open to all current Harvard students, faculty, and staff beginning Monday, August 16. Visit our Library Hours page for more information. Following University rules, …

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Law Library Adds the Mueller Report to the Collection

U.S. politics has been abuzz since the recent release of a report by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which details findings of a two-year investigation into possible Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have made the entire Mueller Report available online.  It can also be downloaded …

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Research at the Law Library

IMPORTANT NOTE: Right now, it is exam period at the law school, and the law library is filled to capacity with studying law students.  During this time, with very limited exceptions, the law library is only open to current HLS affiliates and an HLS ID card must be shown to gain admission.  For more information, inquire at the …

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