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

Summer Hours - Law Library operating hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.   Summer Hours begin on May 10. 

During the week of May 11- May 15 Law Library hours may vary due to maintenance efforts in the Law School.  During that week there will not be any air conditioning and staff may be asked to close the Law Library with little advanced notice. We recommend you call ahead to ensure the Law Library is open during this period. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Access Hours - Circulation & Reference Services  - Fall and Spring Semesters
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

Students, Faculty, & Staff Circulation Hours (24 Hour 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.

Reference services are not available after 6 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. Law Library patrons may call and make prior arrangements for reference services outside normal business hours. Arrangements must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are dependent on the availability of staff.


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School of Law Location
School of Law

414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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