Law students, faculty, staff and attorneys

Access to the library outside of public hours is restricted to law students, faculty, staff and Members of the Bar with valid MO/KS Bar cards.

Law Library Public Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

Reference Desk Hours

Monday – Friday : 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please arrive by 1:30 p.m. to ensure you see a librarian.

Holidays, breaks and inclement weather

The library is closed New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

** In the event of inclement weather, please call (816) 235-1000 or visit to verify the law library is open.**

Directions and parking

The Leon E. Bloch Law Library is located within the UMKC School of Law at 500 E. 52nd Street (at the corner of 52nd Street and Oak St). We are south of the Country Club Plaza on UMKC’s Volker Campus, easily accessible by car or bus.

The majority of parking lots on campus are permit-only, however the law school does have a limited number of metered parking spots available. There is also a metered parking lot ($1/hour) on Oak Street across from the UMKC Administrative Center (Parking Lot 47). This lot is about a half block north of the law school.

For more information, please contact UMKC Parking Operations at (816) 235-5256.