Law Library

The primary mission of the Law Library is to support the research, educational, publication and service activities of the faculty, students and staff of the University of South Dakota School of Law. In addition to this primary mission, the Law Library serves as the legal resource center for the University of South Dakota academic community and the judiciary, the State Bar and all citizens of the State of South Dakota.

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Library Hours

  • The Law Library is currently on its normal Spring Semester schedule.  Please note NEW additional hours of circulation/reference service available to law students, faculty & staff during weekday evenings. 
Hours of Operation to Members of the Public - Fall and Spring Semesters (Circulation and Reference Service Available)
Monday 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours of Circulation/Reference Service Available to Students, Faculty, & Staff (24/7 Building Access)
Monday 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m. (NEW)
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m. (NEW)
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Circulation & Reference Closed
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Law Library patrons may call and make prior arrangements for reference services outside these hours. Arrangements must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are dependent on the availability of staff.


  • Law Library study rooms may now be reserved by law students, faculty, and staff using an electronic reservation system.  Click above to make a reservation or check the reservation calendar.

  • Please click above to visit the Law Library's New Books Guide, which has been updated with new print titles added to our collection since March 1, as well as newly-available e-books.  Books featured on the guide are also available on our New Books Display on the main floor of the Law Library.

  • In our last post here on the Prairie Law Blog, we mentioned Casetext, a free online legal research tool, which focuses on crowdsourced features, including annotations and analysis.  Casetext is currently seeking law students for its Fall 2016 Student Ambassadors program.  Fo...

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414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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