Group study rooms are for the exclusive use of BYU law students. Study rooms are available for students to reserve for up to two hour blocks. You can find the online reservation system and study room policies here.
Step by step directions to using the online reservation system are as follows:
- Agree to the terms of the study room policies (found here).
- Enter net ID and password
- Under “My Reservation Templates” click “book now”
- On the left under “Date & Time” select which day and time you want to reserve a study room.
- To view all room options, click “Search” under “Locations.
- Select which room you want to reserve by clicking the “+” sign next to the room.
- If you know which room you would like to request enter the room number under “I Know What Room I Want” and select it from the dropdown.
- Click “Next Step”
- Enter reservations details
- Click “Create Reservation”
Yes, the Howard W. Hunter Law Library is open to members of the public needing to conduct legal research. Members of the public may use law library materials on-site and have access to certain electronic resources through 3 computer terminals on the main floor that are reserved for legal research. Members of the public may also access BYU’s wireless guest network within the law library. BYU Law School alumni and members of the Bar may borrow law library materials that circulate.
Members of the public needing reference assistance should visit the reference desk on the main floor of the library from 8am-9pm M-F and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. Reference employees cannot give legal advice.
During Fall and Winter Semesters, the Law Library is open from 7:00am until 12:00 midnight, Monday through Thursday; 7:00am until 10:00pm on Friday; and 9:00am until 10:00pm on Saturday. The Fall Semester Schedule begins on the first day of 1L Orientation — Wednesday of the third full week in August.
For Spring/Summer, the Law Library is open from 8:00am until 8:00pm, Monday through Friday and 10:00am until 6pm on Saturday. The Spring/Summer Schedule begins on the first day of Spring term classes.
The Law Library is closed on Sunday.
Holidays the Law Library is Open (8:00 am until 5:00pm):
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Labor Day
Holidays the Law Library is Closed:
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day ( July 4th)
- Pioneer Day (July 24th)
- Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)
- Christmas Day
- Dec. 26
- New Year’s Day
- Jan. 2
Other Exceptions to the Schedule:
- Day before Thanksgiving (8:00am to 5:00pm)
- Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (8:00am to 5:00pm)
- Last day of Fall Semester Final Exams (6:00am to 6:00pm)
- Christmas Break (8:00am to 5:00pm, generally)
- Last day of Winter Semester Final Exams (6:00am to 8:00pm)
- Winter Semester Graduation (Spring/Summer schedule begins; 8:00am to 8:00pm)
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The Reference Desk hours for the week are available here. Call the Reference Desk at (801) 422-6658 to inquire about future Reference Desk hours.
Physical Reference Desk
Due to COVID-19, the reference desk is closed for the safety of our librarians, student employees, and patrons. However, many virtual reference options are available to both the BYU Law community and other BYU and community patrons to receive reference services.
Submit a Reference Question
Patrons may use the Contact Us form to submit reference questions. We will attempt to answer reference questions within two business days. We remind you that we cannot offer legal advice. We can provide answers to brief, factual research questions
To receive reference services over the phone, call 801-422-6658, and you will be transferred to a law student reference assistant or a reference librarian if one is available. The hours that reference services generally are available via the phone are listed here. It is not recommended that you leave a voicemail as it is not checked regularly. Rather, call back during the times reference services over the phone are available or email us your reference question at email@example.com.
Patrons may chat with a reference