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COVID-19 Library Updates

This guide provides information and updates to the Moritz community about library services and access during campus precautions for COVID-19 coronavirus.

University COVID-19 Policy

The Ohio State University is under a state of emergency, effective Sunday, March 22. Moritz College of Law remains open, but with restrictions outlined in this guide as well as on the college's main webpage:

To stay on top on what services are available through the Moritz Law Library, be sure to check this page for periodic updates. 

Library Hours & Closures

The Moritz Law Library will reopen on Sunday, August 23rd. For the fall semester, the library will be open during the following hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • **Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • **Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

** Use of the library on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Sundays from noon to 1 p.m. is reserved for students, staff, and faculty in COVID-19 risk categories.

The law library is closed on federal holidays and may have adjusted hours during winter break. For a full list of hours and closures, please see our Hours & Location pageAll students are required to leave the library at closing. 

If the Moritz Law Library is unable to open due to staff illness or any other circumstance, students will be notified here.


September 18, 2020

Library Policy regarding the Study Rooms was amended. 

September 4, 2020

Library Policy regarding the Loud Floor was amended. The first and second floors of the library and now Loud Floors.  

August 19, 2020

The guide's Library Policies, Library Services, and Resources pages have been updated. Information on the Seat Reservation System will be provided soon.

August 14, 2020

The Moritz Law Library will re-open to the law school community on Sunday, August 23rd, one day prior to the start of the fall semester. Hours will be posted on the law library main page. Consistent with policies across the University, all visitors to the library must wear a face mask and maintain at least six feet of distance between others.

Many of our staff members continue to work from home. The reference desk will not be staffed in person, but we will keep offering virtual reference service to the law school community and others needing assistance. See our Ask A Librarian page for the various ways to contact us.

See the tabs at left for more information on available resources, as well as library services and policies during this time.

We will continually update this guide with new information.