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2023-2024 Info

Until further notice, the Pritzker Legal Research Center is only open to current Northwestern students, faculty, and staff. Non-law members of the NU community have access to the library Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm during the academic year or 9:00 am - 5:00 pm during the summer.

Feinberg School of Medicine students in the Medical Degree (MD) program have Wildcard access to the library Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

During restricted access period (reading and exam period), only current Northwestern students, faculty, and staff may use the library. 

Location

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.

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Spring Semester Regular Academic Hours

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat & Sun

Circulation

8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 9 pm 8 am - 6 pm 12 pm - 5 pm

Virtual

Reference

via AskPLRC

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 4 pm

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In Person

Reference

10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm ---

Northwestern law students, faculty, and staff have access to the library after the circulation desk closes via their Wildcard. Please see the After Hours Policy for additional details.

Holidays

The circulation and reference desks will be closed on Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Spring Break: March 16-24

The circulation desk will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

  • Saturday, March 16 CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 17 CLOSED
  • Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday March 23 CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 24 CLOSED

The reference desk will be open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (with virtual reference support from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) during Spring Break.

Regular academic year hours resume on Monday, March 25.

Restricted Access for Reading Period & Exams April 17 - May 2

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.