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 McKusick Law Library will be closed to the public on Monday, October 12 for Native Americans' Day.  There will not be any Circulation/Reference service hours to USD law students on Sunday, October 11 or Monday, October 12.  Law students will continue to have 24/7 access to the Law Library throughout the weekend using their University ID cards.  The Law Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:45 a.m.

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 link to the Law Library's guide to new print books and e-books available for checkout.  The guide is updated monthly, but we are always receiving new titles!  You can also come visit our New Books Display on the main floor of the Law Library.

  • The Prairie Law Blog is the blog of the University of South Dakota McKusick Law Library.  The Prairie Law Blog offers important Law Library news, announcements, and current awareness articles.

Contact Us

School of Law Location
School of Law

414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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