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11.1 Building Hours

The hours during which law students will be able to access the Law School and Library vary throughout the year (longer hours during exams and shorter hours during the summer) but are generally: 

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Library opens at 8:00 a.m.) 
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. (Library opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. on Sundays) 

Members of the University who are not enrolled in the Law School have access to the building and Library when the Library’s Circulation Desk is open. The Library’s hours when classes are in session are as follows: 

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

The Law School uses a card-key access system at all doors depending on the time of day. The security benefits of the card-key access system depend on the conscientiousness of the users. Key access points are located at the northeast entrance (north side of the classroom wing) and the East Breezeway.  Students are able to enter the building using their Chicago Card during building hours.  During weekday business hours, the Receptionist monitors building entry. All members of the University community may enter during the day.  Visitors must sign in, show ID, and indicate the purpose of their visit.  An appropriate person from that area will be notified.  A Visitor Control Attendant (VCA) is stationed in the East Breezeway area after business hours through the time the building closes. The VCA may leave their station to patrol the building during the later hours, so students should be aware that they may not be able to enter the building for several minutes if they do not have their Chicago Card with them. Moreover, the VCA may not be available to escort students to their cars during those times. 

Students should carry their Chicago Card at all times. In addition to needing it to enter the building, students may be asked to display it to verify that they are a law student. 

Please do not hold doors open or admit people not known to you. Direct guests to the East Breezeway entrance.

A receptionist or VCA is present at all times when the building is open. 

It is the VCA’s responsibility to ensure access to the building is restricted to those who are authorized and to check the bags and briefcases of those exiting to make sure books have been properly checked out. They are also responsible for checking to make sure all exterior doors are securely locked and alarmed, and for escorting students to their cars in the Law School parking lot at night upon request. All students must be out of the building by the time the VCA leaves for the night. Remaining in the building after the VCA departs for the evening is grounds for disciplinary action. 

The VCA takes periodic walks throughout the building, lasting for approximately 10 minutes at a time. 

Students are not to allow admittance to the building by an individual who is not a Law School student, faculty member, or staff member.  Guests should be referred to the receptionist or the VCA.

Non-service animals are not permitted in the building.