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Academic Buildings

All the law school academic buildings open on weekdays between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. They close between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. unless there is a scheduled event taking place in the building. You can get the weekly event schedule from the Events Office. The buildings are also closed on the weekends unless there is an event.

If you need to reach your locker in the tunnels, you can access it after academic buildings have closed through the Harkness Commons building (see Hark hours below).

In an emergency, contact HUPD at 617-495-1212 to get into a building at any hour.

Langdell Library

The following are regular academic year hours. These change over holidays and breaks and during reading periods and exams. For the most current schedule, please check the website.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – Midnight
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. – Midnight

24/7 Library Access – During the academic year, Harvard Law School students have 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to the second floor of the Library. The Computer Classroom, Fishman Room and Lemann Lounge are all available as study space. Library services are not available except during regular service hours, listed above. Click here for more information.

Harkness Commons


  • Daily: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight


The information on this page has been researched and provided by the Dean of Students office. If you find that any of this information is no longer current, or if you have additional questions that are not answered here, please send an e-mail to