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Visitor Information: Access Policy

Access Policy

Access to the law library is restricted to the following persons in the order listed below:
  1. CUA Law School students, faculty and staff
  2. CUA Department of Library & Information Science (LIS) students, faculty and staff
  3. CUA Law alumni
  4. Law students from other schools
  5. Bar members
  6. CUA non-law faculty, staff and students who need to use the library collection for research
  7. Persons who want to use the Law Library’s U.S. Government Depository materials
  8. Persons with a legitimate need to use the library collection for research purposes. The legitimacy of the need will be assessed by the reference librarian on duty at the time if necessary.
Additional Restrictions
  • The law library is restricted to CUA Law students, faculty, and staff during the fall and spring exam periods. See library hours for dates.
  • The Reference Room is restricted to CUA Law students and to patrons consulting with a reference librarian.
  • Student Study Rooms are restricted to CUA Law students.
  • The Student Lounge on Floor 2 is restricted to CUA Law students.
  • The Alumni Study Room is restricted to CUA Law alumni.
The law library is not available for non-legal study.

Non-law students MAY NOT use the law library as a study hall. The only patrons permitted to study in the law library are:

  1. CUA Law School students and faculty
  2. CUA Department of Library & Information Science (LIS) students and faculty
  3. CUA Law alumni
  4. Law students from other schools
  5. Students studying for the bar exam

The law library doors are locked all hours the law library is open. CUA Law students should use their CUA IDs to enter. All other patrons should press the intercom for admittance.

Visitors

Visitors are defined as patrons who are not current CUA students, faculty, or staff. Visitors must comply with the Law Library's Visitor Guidelines. Visitors must sign the Visitor Register upon entering the law library.

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155