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Spring 2023 Library Services & Resources: Study rooms

Study Room Policies

Study Room Policies

The purpose of the room reservation process is to enable law students to work towards their law school success. To achieve this goal, the following policies apply to all group study rooms except the active study room in the Law Library:

  1. The study rooms are for law students, and law students only. Law students who need to accommodate their children, other dependents, or aids are the only exclusions from this rule. Any non-law student use should be reported to the library help desk. The intent of this rule is to make sure our spaces are used by our students.
  2. Study rooms may be reserved using the law library reservation system. Reserved rooms have a two-person minimum. Reserved rooms being used by only one person may be asked to forfeit their reservation. The intent of this rule is to keep the rooms available for their best use, collaborative study.
  3. Students may only make one study room reservation per day, although students are free to additionally utilize any room that has not been reserved. Reservations can be made for the same day or the next day only. The intent of this rule is to create as many opportunities to use the rooms as possible.
  4. Rooms have a two-hour use maximum. You must leave the room after two hours, although it is perfectly fine to move to another room if there are other rooms available. The intent of this rule is to allow waiting students opportunities to use rooms and disfavor monopolization of rooms.
  5. If you reserve a study room and you are subsequently unable to fulfill that reservation, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible. The intent of this rule is to give others an opportunity to reserve the space.
  6. If a room is empty, any law student may use it until/unless a group with a reservation claims the space in person. Single student use of empty rooms is allowed. The intent of this rule is that the rooms be used as much as they are wanted, by as many people as they can accommodate.
  7. Although you may certainly snack/drink while you study, the rooms should be used for study and collaboration, not eating. Please use the student lounge or other campus spaces to enjoy meals together. The intent of this rule is to keep the rooms available for their best use, study and collaboration.
  8. Please tidy the room when you leave, push up your chair, take out your trash. Generally, be a good user of the space. The intent of this rule is to keep our space in great shape.

Please abide by these policies and be considerate of your colleagues. Anyone found not being a good user of the rooms may face consequences including loss of study room privileges.

Interview/Advocacy Room Policies & Information

  1. There are fourteen interview/advocacy rooms behind card access from the second-floor atrium. These rooms also connect to the Career Development Office (CDO) on one side, and the Blakely Advocacy Institute (BAI) on the other side.
  2. The priority of use for these rooms is with CDO and/or BAI. At times either of them may disable the card access to the rooms.
  3. When the rooms are not in use with CDO or BAI, they are available for reservation as study rooms according to the policies above. All of points 1-8 above apply to your use of an interview/advocacy room as a study room. In point 1 above, non-law-student use should be reported to the CDO office.
  4. CDO and BAI will indicate their priority use via reservations they place into the system. This will enable students to know what is available. At times, either department may reserve some or all of the rooms.

Room numbers are 3 or 4 characters, e.g., 101, 101B, L101.  The left-most character that is a number indicates the floor of the building for the room. The reservation system below groups the library study rooms by category (small, large, casual), and separates the Interview/Advocacy rooms into their own group.