Where is the law library?
We are located in the heart of San Francisco at 200 McAllister Street (at Hyde Street) on the 4th & 5th floors. Click here for directions and more information about the library location.
Where can I find information about the history of the library and the law school?
The library has a collection of U.C. Hastings Archives including information about the 65 Club. The college maintains a Hastings History webpage; Prof. Thomas Garden Barnes' book Hastings College of Law: The First Century (print / online) is an excellent source of history covering 1878-1978.
What can you tell me about the most recent library renovations?
The entire 200 McAllister building was closed while it was being renovated from June 2005 until August 2007. During this time, the library was completely redesigned and renovated. During the 2005-2007 renovation the building received a full seismic retrofit -- creating an accessible, comfortable and safe learning environment. The renovation design was a 2008 Library Interior Design Competition award winner as judged by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
The Law Library was again renovated from 2014 to 2015 with several major changes:
Another major renovation is being planned for the next few years, although a start date has not yet been set. The preliminary plans show solar panels being installed on the roof, new administrative/clinical space being built on the 6th floor, and a pedestrian bridge from the 6th floor of the 200 McAllister building to the new academic building planned for 333 Golden Gate Avenue.