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Fall 2023 Finals Hours Change

Fall 2023 hours have been extended for final exams. From December 1st through December 14th, the library's physical space will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. each day.

If you need a space between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. to study, the Blackmore Library on the Bexley campus has a 24-hour space available to all students, including law students.

You will need your Capital ID in order to badge into the Blackmore Library.

Capital University Holidays

Circulation, Reference, and all other library services will be closed on:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Break (Thursday & Friday)
  • Winter Break (December 21 - January 3)
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July

In addition, the full-time library staff observe the following University holidays; only Circulation will be open on these days:

  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving
  • Good Friday

Regular Hours

The Law Library has three sets of hours that regularly apply to library access:

Physical Access to Library Space

The majority of the Law Library spaces are available to law students and faculty during building hours. Exceptions include study rooms and Circulation. Building hours are controlled by law school administration and the availability of security.

Current building hours:

7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Circulation Hours

The Circulation Department includes: Borrowing services, Reserve Collection, Study Rooms, and similar patron services. When the Circulation Department is closed, these services are not available.

Circulation Hours: 

Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Reference Hours

We aspire to respond to email inquiries within 24 business hours.

Reference Hours:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: By Appointment


Find specific Circulation and Reference hours at

Intersession & Spring Break Hours

Between semesters and during spring break, the library generally runs the reduced hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Law Library generally returns to regular hours the Saturday or Sunday before classes resume.


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Capital University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and attorneys looking for reference assistance with legal materials may contact the reference department at or call 614-236-6466 during normal reference hours.

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