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Law Library Access and Services during COVID-19

Physical Location Access and Policies

As of August 15, 2020, members of the WVU community may access the law library subject to those limited spaces which remain closed.  All WVU Law students, faculty and staff must swipe their WVU ID to enter the Law Library. WVU patrons not affiliated with the College of Law cannot swipe in and must call 304-293-5300 to make an appointment to visit the Law Library.  Users must follow all University and library COVID-19 guidelines while accessing our physical location including social distancing and mask protocols. Users relying on library seating must follow all seating guidelines including two patrons per table and six-foot social distancing. Users must follow additional instructions on signage available throughout the library. 

The Law Library will be open via swipe access 8:00 A.M.–10:00 P.M. Mondays through Fridays and 12:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. Sundays. The library will be staffed 8:00 AM to until 8:00 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays and 5:00 P.M. Fridays and Sundays. The library is closed on Saturday.  Please note, there is no access outside of the stated hours.   Please see the library’s calendar for further information.

Physical access will remain closed to all non-WVU users until further notice. While physical access to the Law Library is restricted, the Law Library remains open. The Law Library staff is available and continues to work remotely to fulfill your information needs.

Print Collection Policies

Library users should rely on remote resources whenever possible.  Please note the new digital collections available for remote access.

WVU users may access all physical materials in the library’s general collection. Users that handle books and other physical materials on library shelves, even for a short duration, must deposit those materials in designated return carts available throughout the library for quarantine procedures.     

WVU Law users may access limited Fun and Function collection materials including phone and laptop chargers. Users may experience delays in accessing materials due to quarantine procedures.     

Law faculty should continue to rely on contactless delivery and  faculty mailbox drop-offs of print library materials. To use this library service, please contact Nicholas Stump at

Requests for print materials from University faculty members will be delivered by the University library.