Library policies are not intended as barriers to the use of the collection. Rather these policies are in place to facilitate its use by making the collection available to all users without unreasonable delay. Most rules are based on common sense and equitable principles and are derived from a commitment to make the library an environment suitable for reading, study, and activities in support of student and faculty research.
The library is a place of quiet study; all patrons are asked to keep their noise to a minimum. It is the responsibility of each student to maintain a quiet environment. The student commons is available outside of the library for socializing between classes.
So that all patrons may benefit from the law library's resources and environment:
- Library materials may not be removed without proper checkout or authorization by a librarian.
- Renew or return library materials when they are due.
- Do not "squirrel" books in a carrel or in a study room for exclusive use.
- Do not mutilate or damage library materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, removing or defacing bindings, or in any other way damage or deface library materials.
- Be respectful and courteous to the library staff and other library patrons.
- Do not sleep on or otherwise inappropriately use library furniture.
- Do not cause disturbances or engage in any behavior that interferes with library activities.
- Dress appropriately.
For the protection of the library, its contents, and staff, do not:
- go in unauthorized areas of the library;
- remain in the library after closing or during evacuation in emergency situations or drills;
- open emergency exits except in emergency situations;
- vandalize or deface library furniture or equipment.