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The Law Library supports the research, educational, publication and service activities of School of Law faculty, students and staff. It also serves as the legal resource center for the USD academic community and the judiciary, the State Bar and others in South Dakota.

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Library Hours

Reference hours indicated below are for the regular spring and fall semesters.

Notice to Law Library visitors (i.e., members of the public and non-law USD faculty, students and staff): Please call ahead to make an appointment to visit the Law Library. During appointments, all visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Due to the holiday, no appointments will be available on Friday, July 3.

Reference Desk Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

Reference Desk: 605-658-3525

Main/Circulation Desk: 605-658-3520

Circulation Desk Hours
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Donations and Gifts

We appreciate donations that are appropriate for an academic research law library. Checks should be made out to the University of South Dakota Foundation. To direct a gift to the Law Library, state so either in the check's memorandum line or in an accompanying letter. We will provide a letter to the donor acknowledging the gift and, if you desire, will place a book plate in the front of donated print resources recognizing the gift.

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Featured

  • We have new equipment items available to checkout, including a mini desk-bike, frisbees, headphones and more. Reserve items (and study rooms) by visiting our Staff and Services page. 

  • Please visit our New Books Guide to learn about new titles added to our collection and available on our New Books Display on the main floor of the Law Library.

  • Congratulations to Karyl Knodel on her 45 years of service to the Law Library and Law School! https://t.co/iHDuH0V0Iu