Fall Library Hours (Aug. 28 to Dec. 16)

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 6 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-5)

Saturday to Monday: CLOSED

Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 23 to Nov. 27)

Tuesday Nov. 22: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday Nov. 23: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thurs. Nov. 24 to Friday. Nov. 25: CLOSED

Saturday Nov. 26 and Sunday Nov. 27: Regular Hours



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.