(Jan. 15 to May 13)


Public Patrons

The library is open to Public Patrons 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

If you need assistance outside of thes 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-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Winter Intersession, December 18 to January 14: 

Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend

Saturday - Monday: CLOSED



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.