Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


A CATHOLIC AND MARIANIST LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION


 

Regular Hours:

Mon–Thurs 7am - 12am
Fri 7am - 10pm
Sat 9am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 12am

See calendars for holiday hours and for extended hours during exams and bar study.

Contact Us:

Ph: (210) 436-3435
Fax: (210) 436-3240
lawlibrary@stmarytx.edu
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Sarita Kenedy East Law Library

Library Mission Statement

Sarita Kenedy East Law Library of St. Mary's University supports legal education and scholarship by providing outstanding service and information resources. (Adopted in September 8, 2010)

The Sarita Kenedy East Law Library

The Sarita Kenedy East Law Library is the largest legal information center in San Antonio and the surrounding area. A Federal depository library, the collection consists of print, microfilm, and multimedia items totaling nearly 400,000 volumes (or equivalent), which cover a wide range of subjects – U.S. federal and state laws, and foreign, comparative and international law. The collection and resources are cataloged and searchable through an automated library information system.

Built in 1984, the library features a two-story facility of approximately 65,000 square feet. The facility includes two large reading rooms and shelving spaces, a computer lab, a Rare Book Room, an Alumni Room (for reading and receptions), 17 conference rooms (for group study), 136 study carrels, three media/instruction classrooms, and the Law Commons area. There is a popular reading area in the library with magazines and newspapers. There is also a student lounge for breaks and snacks. The library houses two law review offices – St. Mary’s Law Journal and The Scholar. In addition, the library is home to the Office of Career Services.

The library employs a staff of four professional librarians trained in law and/or library information science, with an additional four full-time paraprofessional employees. The library serves approximately 800 students and about 90 faculty/staff members at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Moreover, the library serves St. Mary’s University faculty and students, as well as legal practitioners and the public at large. The library is open seven days a week and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other major holidays.

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