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Pritzker Legal Research Center


2021-2022 Info

Until further notice, the Pritzker Legal Research Center is only open to current Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

As announced on Aug. 3, Northwestern University is reinstating the indoor mask mandate. Please wear a mask at all times while in the library.

Fall Semester Regular Academic Hours

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Circulation Desk 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  10:00 am - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:00 pm --- ---

In addition to in-person reference support available during the listed hours, reference librarians are available online Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm via AskPLRC

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.

The circulation and reference desks will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day. They will close early on Wednesday, November 24 at 5:00 pm and be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Restricted Access for Reading Period & Exams December 2 - December 16

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.