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During the holiday and exam period the Law Library will observe the following hours:

Pre-Exam Period: Sunday, November 16 through Monday, November 24

Sunday 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 25 through Friday, November 28

Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Exam Period: Saturday, November 29 through Friday, December 12

Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

NOTE: The library will close at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 12

Makeup Exams: Saturday, December 13 through Monday, December 15

Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Regular hours are:

Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

NOTE: Admittance to the law school building after 9:00 pm is restricted to USC faculty, staff, students, and members of the bar with proper ID.


Reference assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Patrons may contact the reference desk by phone at (803) 777-5902 or via e-mail at lawref@law.sc.edu.

Law Library Guides

The law library staff has developed the following location guides to help locate materials in the law library:

Trial Databases

Cocky Law Blawg

Federal Depository Library Program

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