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Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions During Law School Exam Period: Wednesday, December 6 to Friday, December 15 the Berkeley Law library will be open to Berkeley Law students only.

Outside of law school exam periods and holidays, the Law Library is open to the entire University of California, Berkeley community, as well as attorneys and members of the general public who wish to conduct legal research or to use Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) materials.


Monday – Friday: (except for holidays and exam periods)
Undergraduates who wish to use the law library collection for research purposes only can apply for an access pass at   Passes are issued on an individual basis. All undergraduate professors who teach courses that have a legal research component should contact regarding class access.

Saturday/Sunday: Closed to undergraduates

Holidays: the Law Library is closed to undergraduates

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Jan. 16 , 2017), and President’s Day (Feb. 20, 2017), Labor Day (Sept 4, 2017) and Veteran’s Day (Nov 10, 2017)

Exam Periods: the Law Library is open to Berkeley Law students only.