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 has now returned to 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.  This guide highlights new print titles and e-books available in the Law Library and is updated monthly.  You can also come visit our New Books Display on the main floor of the Law Library.

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