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

Note: The Law Library will be closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will reopen to the public on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7:45 a.m. 

Service hours to law students, faculty and staff will not be available after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.  There will not be service hours on Thursday, Nov. 26 or Friday, Nov. 27.  There will be service hours to law students, faculty, and staff on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Law students, faculty and staff will continue to have 24/7 access throughout the holiday weekend using their University ID cards.

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. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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.

  • Click above to view 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.

  • USD Law Library circa 1934Because for the rest of forever, you'll be doing research, here are some mobile options for your information gathering needs.  LexisAdvance: If you've already got a subscription with LexisAdvance, you'll probably want the app as well. As always, you can annotate and highlight to your hearts content, but you can also work online or remotely, and sync documents with your other devices. You'll also have access to Shepard's through this app, ensuring "good law" research on ...

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414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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