An alarm will sound in case of fire. Do not assume that the signal is a test if it goes off. Everyone must exit the building quickly and in an orderly manner. Emergency exits are located upstairs on the north and south ends of the building. Exiting through these doors will cause an alarm to sound. Please become familiar with the locations of exits and fire extinguisher.
Be careful when using the staircases. Avoid running on the stairs, and please, never slide down the banister. Besides the danger of falling off, there is the danger of breaking one of the glass panels.
Use care near the railing around the second-floor atrium, and do not throw or drop any objects from the second floor into the atrium.
Please don’t leave your property unattended–thefts have occurred in the library.
Carrels within the library are available to second- and third-year law students. The library maintains a Carrel Directory at both the circulation desk and at the Administrative Secretary’s office (room #102.) If you have any concerns about carrels you may contact anyone at either area. Carrels are available for check out at any time, however, there will be more available to choose from at the beginning of each year. If a student checks out a carrel, it is theirs until the end of the summer after they graduate. Beginning in the middle of August, all graduated students’ carrels must be cleaned out. Any personal items remaining will be sent to the lost and found. All library carrels have lights and electrical outlets. Tables are provided for other library users and for students who do not have carrels within the library. The tables at the north and south ends of the first floor past the staircases have been reserved for publications copy-work staff members and should be vacated upon their request.
Copiers are located outside the Reference Room and outside the Student Computer lab. A reader-printer for copying microforms is available in the reference room. Public and student computer printing is also available.
Staff in the Law Library will photocopy material for patrons. The charge for this service is $0.20 per page. Patrons can pull the books, mark pages in books to be photocopied and take them to the Circulation Desk in the Law Library, and pick up the copies later. Please keep in mind that the time required to fill a request will depend upon demand and other duties required of the Circulation Desk personnel.
Small study rooms can be reserved at the circulation desk for groups of two or more law students. A group must delegate one of its members to be responsible for reserving the room and may sign up for no more than two hours at a time. The delegate must check out the room key, as if it were a reserve book. ID is required for checkout. Failure to return the key on time will result in a reserve book fine ($0.60 per hour overdue).
Access for the Disabled:
Ramps from the parking lot east of the building provide barrier-free access to all parts of the library when used in conjunction with the automatic doors and the elevator.
Automatic doors provide handicapped access at the front entrance and exit of the library. Please report any malfunction of these doors to the Library Executive Secretary.
Elevator: An elevator is located in the southwest corner of the library.
Fountains: Refrigerated drinking fountains are located near the circulation desk and at the north and south ends of both floors.
Rest Rooms: Women’s rest rooms are located at the north end of both floors ; men’s rooms are located at the south end.