Librarians and library staff will at times be working in their offices during staffed hours. If you need assistance at the Information Desk during staffed hours and no one is in view, please ring the doorbell located at the desk and someone will come out to assist you. Reference assistance will be available by email (PC/Mac/Android email link and iPhone/iPad email link).
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 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. Third floor study rooms are now unlocked and available for use first-come, first served. Second floor study rooms have temporarily been converted to conference rooms, so check on reservations before using.
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.
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