In addition to checking out materials at the Information Desk during staffed hours, Drake Law faculty, staff, and students may check out Law Library materials any time using the new Self Checkout kiosk located at the Northeast end of the Information Desk, just before office 165. This provides a touchless option for checking out materials.
Please note that some items located behind the desk, such as reserved materials and movies, will still need to be checked out by library staff during normal operating hours.
The instructions for using the Self Checkout can be viewed at the kiosk itself, or by downloading the PDF below.
The library has cleaning supplies at several locations so you can wipe down shared workspaces:
Lower Level: Outside center stairs
Third Floor: By center stairs
Please immediately return supplies after using them.
Study rooms 266A and 271-279 have temporarily been converted to conference rooms. They each can only accommodate one person with social distancing. This change means these rooms will be kept unlocked, available to be reserved in accordance with the room reservation policy, and available to Law students first-come, first-served when they are not reserved. Please make sure you are checking reservations before using any of the library's conference rooms. This is particularly important this year when space is at a premium and under special circumstances students are being assigned conference rooms as virtual classrooms.
Students are welcome to study in the Law Library and in Cartwright Hall. Students may go to the library’s Information Desk to check out a study room key to use an individual study room on the library’s third floor for up to five hours. The key checkout may be renewed as long as other study rooms are still available for others.
Students are free to use any open conference rooms or library tables for studying. Students should first check to see if the rooms are reserved. A sign outside all the library conference rooms provides the URL that gives instructions on how to check on reservations. You might want to bookmark that page and complete the one-time virtual EMS registration process to expedite checking room reservations at the point of need. Students may also study in the LL19 classroom when not in use.
Students may study in any unused classroom in Cartwright Hall without reservation. Please follow social distancing guidelines when selecting a study space. Note that face coverings must be worn unless you are by yourself behind a closed door.
Students with Carrels:
Please see top box on the Carrels Guide for information about 2020-21 Carrel Reservations.
Students Interested in Carrels for Storage Use:
There are many law library STORAGE carrels left. These provide a reserved place to keep items in the library, but you cannot sit and study at these carrels. Note that items stored in library carrels are not secured, as they would be in a law school locker.
All students who would like a storage carrel can now request one at the Information Desk during staffed library hours. Please note that for 1Ls these reservations will expire at the end of the semester in which socially-distanced seating is no longer required in the library. If you have questions, please email Karen Wallace. Complete carrel policies and procedures available at https://libguides.law.drake.edu/rooms/carrels
Bloomberg Law provides free access to 2020 graduates for a year
Bloomberg Law is automatically providing 2020 graduates who have Bloomberg Law accounts with extended access until June 1, 2021. For more information click here.