Use of study rooms is a privilege. Please respect your fellow students and the library staff in upholding the purpose of the study rooms, which is to facilitate the Group Study process in legal education.
The goal of the library's procedures is to maximize the use of the rooms and ensure fairness in the use of the rooms.
- Study rooms are for the exclusive use of Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law faculty, JD, LLM, and MLS students, and College of Law alumni studying for the bar.
- During exam periods the demand for study rooms exceeds the number of rooms available.
- Study rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance online, at the circulation desk, or by calling 965-6144.
- Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of four hours in any one day except during the exam periods when the following guidelines apply: 3-4 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of six hours per day and 5-6 person groups can reserve a room for a maximum of eight hours per day. All study group members must be registered for the room at the circulation desk. Reserved rooms are held for only 15 minutes.
- Rooms may be extended provided the initial period has expired and no other group has requested that particular room.
- Individuals may use any unoccupied room but must relinquish it to any group requesting it. Individuals may not "bump" groups.
- Groups should use rooms that are appropriate to the number of people in their group. For example, a two-person group should use a two-person room not a four or six person room.
- Study rooms should not be used as lockers. The library is not responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged while left in an unattended study room.
- Food and smoking are prohibited, drinks in covered containers are allowed.
- Study room keys are coded to set off the security system and should not be removed from the library.
- Study room windows should not be covered with paper or any other material to block visibility into the room. One exception is students using a study room to take final exams proctored by a law school representative. In that case, the proctor may cover windows when the exam is being taken. Unauthorized papering of windows will be removed by library staff. (Added 2/8/99)
PROMULGATED BY A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE SBA AND THE ROSS BLAKLEY LAW LIBRARY 11/22/96