George Mason University Libraries

Academic Law Libraries

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is home to seven academic law libraries. Many of these libraries have restricted access, and most are closed to outside visitors during their exam periods. Before scheduling a visit, call ahead for current hours and access policies or check with one of the librarians in the George Mason Law Library Reference Office for assistance.

American University Washington College of Law
Pence Law Library
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8182
202-274-4350
ACCESS: Open to the general public except during reading and exam periods, when access is limited to Federal Depository users.

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Judge Kathryn J. Dufour Law Library
3600 John McCormack Road, NE
Washington, DC 20064-8206
202-319-5156
ACCESS: Open to the general public, except during reading and exam periods.

George Mason University School of Law
Law Library
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201-4498
703-993-8120
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Law Library
716 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052-4306
202-994-6648
ACCESS: Closed to the general public. GMUSL students should see a Reference Librarian in Room 141.

Georgetown University Law Center
Edward Bennett Williams Law Library
111 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-1417
202-662-9131
John Wolff International & Comparative Law Library
Hotung International Law Building
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2025
202-662-4194
ACCESS: Open to law school students and Federal Depository users.

Howard University School of Law
Law Library
2929 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4617
202-806-8045
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
The Charles N. and Hilda H.M. Mason Law Library
Building 39, B Level
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008-1122
202-274-7310
ACCESS: Open to the general public, but may occasionally restrict use to UDC law students.

Public Law Libraries

VIRGINIA

Alexandria Law Library 
520 King Street, Suite LL34
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3152
703-746-4077
ACCESS: Open to the general public. 

Arlington County Walter T. McCarthy Law Library
Arlington County Courthouse
1425 North Courthouse Road, Suite 1700
Arlington, VA 22201-2659
703-228-7005
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Fairfax County Public Law Library
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 115
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4009
703-246-2170
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Loudoun County Law Library
18 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176-2818
703-777-0695
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Prince William Public Law Library
Judicial Center
9311 Lee Avenue, Room 039 (lower level)
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
703-792-6262
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Virginia State Law Library
804-786-2075 (Call for more information)
ACCESS: Open to law students, but not to the general public.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Law Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
James Madison Building
Room LM 201
Washington, DC 20540-0002
202-707-5079
ACCESS: Open to the general public. Must obtain a reader identification card in James Madison Building, Room LM 140.

MARYLAND

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
7 Church Circle, Suite 303
P.O. Box 2395
Annapolis, MD 21401-1935
410-222-1387
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Howard County Public Law Library
Howard County Circuit Court Building
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4550
410-313-2135
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401-1672
410-260-1430
ACCESS: Open to the general public.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Judicial Center
50 Maryland Avenue, Room 326
Rockville, Maryland 20850-2320
240-777-9120
ACCESS: Open to the general public, unless currently serving on a jury trial in circuit court.

Prince George’s County Law Library
Courthouse
14735 Main Street, Room M1400
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3051
301-952-3438
ACCESS: Open to the general public. Extended hours for bar members and students with a pass.