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Pritzker Legal Research Center


Fall Semester Regular Academic Hours

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Library 8:00 am -  9:00 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reference desk  9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm --- ---

Access to the library is restricted to the Northwestern Law community after 6 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.  Northwestern law students, faculty, and staff must swipe their Wildcard at the library doors to gain entrance after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and on the weekend.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

The library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00 pm and be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29.  It will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 30.

On Thursday, December 19 the library will be open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Reading Period & Exams December 5 - December 19

During reading periods and final examinations, access to the library is generally restricted so that Northwestern law students can study and take exams. During this time, the only students who are admitted are Northwestern law students. Students from other universities or Northwestern students outside the law program will not be admitted. Lawyers requiring the research materials may be admitted as under the Usual Access Policy, but are expected to maintain silence for the benefit of students.


375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

We can be found on the 2nd floor of the Arthur Rubloff building at 375 E. Chicago Avenue. The Rubloff Building is approximately 3 blocks east of Michigan Avenue at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.