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Newport Walking Tour

Fast Facts

RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.

First Impressions

Waterplace Park Totem Poles

Library Hours

Please note that the following hours apply to members of the RWU Law community, Roger Williams University faculty, and CRIARL faculty. Other library users should consult the library's Access Policy for applicable hours information.

Normal Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Labor Day, September 5 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


For more information on Library hours or access, check the sign at the Library entrance or call the Circulation Desk at 401-254-4546.


Reference Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

School of Law Building Access

During the fall and spring semesters, all entrances to the School of Law building will be secured at 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday, except during holiday periods when all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier.

During the summer semester, all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier than 5:00 p.m.

  • Members of the School of Law community will need to use their university-issued ID with Smart Card activation, in order to gain access to the law school building after the entrances are secured.
  • Visitors should plan accordingly.