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The primary mission of the Moritz Law Library is to support scholarship and instruction in the law. The Law Library has a long history. It was formed in December 1891 with a gift in memory of the Honorable Henry C. Noble of Columbus. The Law Library has occupied its current location in Drinko Hall since 1992 when a substantial addition to the Moritz College of Law building was opened. This addition continues to provide the law library’s patrons with convenient access to the collection and services, as well as ample and comfortable room in which to work. In 1998, the Law Library was named after distinguished College of Law alumnus, Michael E. Moritz. The collection may be used by the entire Ohio State University community. Furthermore, as the largest law library in the state, the Moritz Law Library is a valuable resource for the attorneys, judges, officials, and citizens of Ohio.

Spring Semester Hours (January 8 through April 26, 2024)


Monday - Thursday  8 am - 6 pm
Friday  8 am - 5 pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  12 pm - 4 pm


Monday - Friday  10 am - 4 pm

The exterior doors to Drinko Hall are locked one hour prior to the library's closing.

The law library is open only to patrons using the law collection. Members of the public needing to conduct legal research should make an appointment with a reference librarian (email or call the circulation desk for access (614-292-3987), especially when Drinko Hall is closed to the public.

To ensure that the library closes promptly, library staff begin reminding visitors of closing time 30 minutes prior to actual closing.


Spring Break

Sunday, Mar. 10  Closed

Monday, Mar. 11 - Friday, Mar. 15  8 am - 5 pm

Sunday, Mar. 17  12 pm - 4 pm


The Michael E. Moritz Law Library is located on the second floor of Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue. 

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

The Moritz Law Library is a congressionally-designated, selective depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).


Details for Fines, Fees, and Appeals

 For details about fines, fees, and appeals, please refer to the University Libraries page.