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Regular Hours & Contact Information

Building Hours:

7:00 a.m.-Midnight Daily

Circulation Desk Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:55 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:55 p.m.


Circulation: 619-525-1418

Reference: 619-525-1419

Hours may vary during academic breaks and holidays

Exam & Break Library Hours

April 2015 Exam Period

350-Building -- 24 hour access

290 Library Hours:
Circulation Desk:
Weekdays 7am-10:55pm;
Saturday April 18: 7am-10:55pm
Sunday April 19: 8am-10:55pm
Saturday April 25: 7am-5pm (Last day of exams - the Library will close at 5pm)

The 290 Library will close at Midnight April 15-24.

April 2015 Trimester Break:

290 Library Hours:
Saturday April 25 (last day of exams): 7am-5pm
Sunday April 26 through Saturday May 2: 8am-5pm

No Reference Services will be provided April 26-May 2

Regular hours and services resume Sunday May 3


Library Services

Our services are available to law students with a valid ID and to members of the bar. The library is not open to the general public.

  • Library Building & Physical Resources
    The library holds more than 333,000 volumes, approximately 3,905 serial subscriptions, microforms currently equivalent to 154,000 volumes, audio and video tapes, computer software, and interactive videos.

  • Class Exam Archive
    We provide an archive of past exams that our faculty have used in their classes for you to use as a preparation and study guide. The database is sortable by instructor or by class title.
  • California Western Scholarly Commons
    Our online institutional repository bring together all of the law school’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

  • Electronic Resources
    We provide you with access to a broad collection of websites, databases and other electronic resources.

  • Computer Lab
    Our state-of-the-art computer lab provides you with Internet accessible computers, wireless Internet information, print resources, student network access, and discounted software opportunities.

  • Publishing Opportunities
    If you are seeking opportunities to present and publish your research, our list of publishing opportunities provides you with notices from journals, conferences, and symposia.