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COVID-19 and The GW Law Library

Effective Monday, March 23, the Jacob Burns Law Library will be closed to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve.

View the two guides below for information during this period.

GW Law Library COVID-19 Operations

Information for Students Regarding Online Learning

Burns Law Library Welcome Guide

Guide for new and returning students.

Library Spring Semester Hours

SPECIAL HOURS, MARCH 16 - APRIL 5

  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Friday - Sunday, 9:00am - 5:45pm

We are only open to GW Law faculty, students and staff, as well as GW Law alumni, Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library, and University faculty.  GW non-law students may request permission to use the library, if they have a special need, by emailing ask@law.gwu.libanswers.com. We are providing remote reference assistance by email, phone or chat.  Our interlibrary loan services and Burns Dispatch services are operational.

SPRING SCHEDULE BEGINS:  SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

  • Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 11:45pm
  • Saturday - Sunday:  9:00am - 11:45pm​

SPECIAL HOURS

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY

  • January 19, Sunday:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • January 20, Monday:  CLOSED

PRESIDENTS' DAY

  • February 16, Sunday:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • February 17, Monday:  CLOSED

SPRING RECESS

  • February 28, Friday:  8:00am - 6:45pm
  • February 29, Saturday - March 7, Saturday:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • March 8, Sunday:  9:00am - 11:45pm

READING PERIOD AND EXAMINATIONS

  • April 15 - April 30 (Regular Hours)
  • May 1, Friday:  8:00am - 6:45pm

INTERSESSION:  SATURDAY, MAY 2 - SATURDAY, MAY 17

  • 9:00am - 5:45pm

Reference Service Hours

SPECIAL HOURS, MARCH 16 - APRIL 5:

  • Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9:00am - 5:45pm

We are only open to GW Law faculty, students and staff, as well as GW Law alumni, Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library, and University faculty.  GW non-law students may request permission to use the library, if they have a special need, by emailing ask@law.libanswers.com.  We are providing remote reference assistance by email, phone or chat.  

Spring hours begin Sunday, January 5:

  • Monday - Thursday:  9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday:  9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

The reference desk is located on the First Floor of the Law Library.

Email: ask@law.gwu.libanswers.com