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RWU Law students can apply to receive up to $3,500 in a public interest summer stipend.  Students chosen have used this funding to finance their summer work in New England, across the U.S. and beyond.

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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.


Thanksgiving Break Hours (November 21-November 26)

Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Resume normal semester hours


Extended Fall Reading and Exam Period Hours (November 30-December 15)

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
Friday, December 15 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Winter Intersession (December 16, 2016 - January 7, 2016)

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 16-17 Closed
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 18-21 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, Dec. 23-Monday, Jan. 1 Closed
Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6 Closed
Sunday, Jan. 7 Resume normal semester hours


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.