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Access & Hours

Notice of Library Closure

The University of Pennsylvania has instituted mitigation practices and policies to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Until further notice, Biddle Law Library is closed.

Virtual resources and services are available for students and faculty
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Members of the public needing access to United States government depository documents may visit the Free Library of Philadelphia or the State Library of Pennsylvania. Contact information for nearby libraries can be found in the Federal Depository Library Directory:

Biddle Law Library offers online assistance for United States government document research via:

During most of the year, the Biddle Law Library is open to members of the University of Pennsylvania community, Drexel University faculty, staff and law students, Penn Law alumni, and members of the bar. Everyone is required to show appropriate identification to the guard when entering the law school.

Reading and Examination period restrictions: During reading and examination periods, access is limited to Penn Law students, University of Pennsylvania faculty, law school alumni, and members of the bar. During the restricted access period, other Penn students may contact to request access to use the law library collection for research.

Law students from other law schools may use the library with prior arrangement. Please have a librarian from the home institution send an email request to stating the nature of the research need and the period access is requested.

United States government depository documents are available for public use during normal library hours. It is highly recommended that depository users visit during the hours when assistance is available at the reference desk. For added convenience, depository users may also wish to contact the library in advance of their visit. 

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Current and upcoming hours: 

June 3rd, 2020

  • Wednesday, June 3rd

June 4th, 2020

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June 5th, 2020

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June 6th, 2020

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June 7th, 2020

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June 8th, 2020

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June 9th, 2020

  • Tuesday, June 9th
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