The law library will be closed on Monday, September 7th, to celebrate the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.

The holiday is rooted in protest, with the the first Labor Day “celebration” occurring in New York City in 1882 when 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square to protest poor working conditions and unfair pay.

The “workingman’s holiday” on the first Monday in September caught on in other industrial centers across the country, but was not signed into law until June 28, 1894, by President Grover Cleveland as a concession to labor unions after he disastrously sent in federal troops to quell the Pullman Strike a few months prior.

The law library’s email, telephone, and statewide chat services will resume on Tuesday, September 8th. At this time our physical locations are still closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

You can access many of our online resources while the Library is closed. Start with our COVID-19 Legal Issues page, Self-Help Center, or the research and motion guides on our website. They cover dozens of legal topics. Also, you can remotely access many of our legal databases, including NOLO’s self-help legal books, from the legal databases page.