Skip to main content
GW Law Library
Research Guides

Burns Law Library Welcome Guide

Guide for new and returning students.

Library Fall Semester Hours

FALL SCHEDULE BEGINS:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

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

SPECIAL HOURS

LABOR DAY

  • Friday, August 30:  8:00am - 6:45pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, Aug. 31 - Sept. 1:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Monday, September 2:  CLOSED

THANKSGIVING RECESS

  • Wednesday, November 27:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Thursday - Friday, November 28 - 29:  CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30:  9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Sunday, December 1:  9:00am - 11:45pm

READING PERIOD AND EXAMINATIONS

  • December 2 - December 17
  • Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 11:45pm
    • Saturday - Sunday:  9:00am - 11:45pm
  • Tuesday, December 17:  8:00am - 9:45pm

INTERSESSION

  • December 18 - December 20:  9:00am - 4:45pm
  • December 21 - December 22:  CLOSED
  • December 23:  9:00am - 4:45pm
  • December 24 - January 1:  CLOSED
  • January 2 - January 4:  9:00am - 4:45pm

SPRING SCHEDULE BEGINS:  SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

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

Reference Service Hours

Fall hours begin Sunday, August 18:

  • Monday - Thursday:  9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 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