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About the Circulation Department

WCL and Pence Law Library are physically closed and there is no need to return library material at this time. All due dates will be extended. You may review your items currently checked out at My Library Account.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at

The circulation desk is located to the left of the library entrance. This is where students, alumni, faculty, and staff may check out and return books and other library items, including laptops, book stands, and standing desks. Please ask a circulation staff member for help finding books and other library materials.

Visiting the Library

Pence Law Library is located at 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washingon, DC 20016. The library is open to the public Monday-Saturday, except during reading and exam periods in December and May when access is limited to WCL students, faculty, staff and Federal Government Depository patrons. Consult the Circulation Hours tab for further information on Library hours and access. Parking is available in the garage at 4300 Tenley Circle, NW for a charge of $8.00. Please note that the District of Columbia requires that the Washington College of Law inform all of our visitors that they cannot park on nearby public streets. Those who do so may be subject to a $75.00 fine.

Library Access

WCL students, faculty and staff may access the library 24/7 using their AU ID card. Access is granted by passing a current AU ID in front of the card reader to the right of the Library's entrance.

Users without AU ID cards cannot access the library after 8pm on weekdays and after 5pm on Saturdays. The library is closed to non-AU/WCL patrons on Sundays.

Problems Swiping Your Card?

Contact Facilities Management in YT05 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to have your ID card coded.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are allowed in the library but may not be stored in carrels.

Please be courteous to your colleagues and dispose of trash before leaving the library.


The main phone number for the circulation department is 202-274-4300. 
You may also email the circulation staff at
Jean-Richard Rosemond
Circulation Manager
(202) 274-4204

Circulation Desk


The circulation desk is open during the following times. Library services (including borrowing items and accessing the reserve room) are not available when the circulation desk is closed.
Fall Semester Hours
Circulation Desk Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Hours for WCL Faculty, Staff & Students
WCL students, faculty and staff may access the Library 24/7
Users without AU ID cards cannot access the library after 8pm on weekdays and after 5pm on Saturdays.
Hours for All Other Users
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Closed
Library services are not availiable outside of circulation desk hours
Any questions should be directed to