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Guidelines for Using the Law Library

Provides information on access and using the law library for the Spring Semester 2021.

Reserving Study Spaces

Study spaces and Group Study Rooms can be reserved in MyLaw by members of the law school community.

Access the Study Space Reservation System here.

General Information

The law library is operating under reduced seating capacity to comply with university building density requirements.  Consequently, fewer seats are available and those remaining spaces must be reserved. Seat reservations are limited to law students and are not available to undergraduate students or members of the public.

Students should come to the library with proof of seat reservation. Please show the reservation email provided by the university's reservation system to a circulation desk attendant at the entrance. 

Please note that Group Study Rooms are limited to one student with the reservation plus one guest. The student with the reservation must be present with the guest during check in at the circulation desk.


The seating categories are as follows:

  • Tables  (TAB)
    • Tables are located through the Second, First and Garden Levels of the law library and are designated as TAB in the reservation system.
  • Carrels (CAR)
    • Most of the study carrels are located in the Garden Level and First Floor though are a few on the Second Floor.  These are designated as CAR in the reservation system.
  • Pods (POD)
    • The law library has 10 study pods, all of which are located in the Garden Level under the skylights.  These are designated as POD in the reservation system
  • Lounge (LOU)
    • The law library provides different lounge or soft-seating areas throughout the law library.  These are designated as LOU in the reservation system.
  • Group Study Room (GSR)
    • Students can reserve one of five group study rooms.  Three of these will accommodate up to three people at one time whereas two will accommodate up to six people at one time.  These are designated as GSR in the reservation system

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