Spring Library Hours (Jan. 14 to May 12)

Public Patrons

The library is open to Public Patrons 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact reference librarians through the LibChat at https://washburnlaw.edu/library, email libraryref@washburnlaw.edu, or by phone at 785-670-1088.


Law Students


Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Sept. 14-16)

Saturday to Monday: CLOSED

Spring Break (March 11 to 18)

Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12: CLOSED

Monday March 13 to Friday March 17: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday March 18: CLOSED

Sunday March 19: Regular hours resume



Off-Hours Access to Law Library
Photograph: iCard issued after July 2021.

Law students, faculty, and staff can access the law library 24/7, 365 days per year.

  • Outside normal hours the library can be accessed through the door across from room 211 (Professor Sourgen's office).
  • You must have an iCard issued August 2021 or later (see above).
  • To use the door, hold your iCard next to the device (no swipe needed), wait for the green light, enter your PIN (last 4 digits of your Social Security number).
  • Printer and scanners can be used.
  • If you need to check out a book please return to the library and do so during normal business hours.
  • The 24/7 access door is ENTER only. Please EXIT through the left side of the main library doors.

NOTE: Students, faculty, and staff with older iCards can have a new iCard made at no charge by visiting the iCard Center in Memorial Union.

Questions/comments can be sent to libraryref@washburnlaw.edu.