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Library Guidelines

As lawyers in training, law students are expected to maintain the ethical standards established for the profession in all facets of their legal studies, including use of the Law Library. In addition to behaving in a courteous and responsible manner while in the library, students are reminded of their duty to safeguard library materials which have been checked out to them, and to ensure their timely return.

These guidelines have been established to protect the library's collections as well as the rights and privileges of its patrons. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Beverages are permitted only in non-disposable sports bottles or commuter cups with permanent lids. Beverages should not be consumed near library computers. Food should only be consumed in the Atrium Cafe. Violators will be asked to remove offending materials from the library; names of repeat violators will be sent to the Judicial Board for review.

Users are reminded of their responsibility to treat library materials with respect and care. Theft, defacement, and vandalism of library property is a violation of the College of Law Judicial Code, and formal measures will be taken against violators. If you discover that library property has been defaced or stolen, please bring the matter to the attention of the library staff.

We ask that all library users comport themselves according to standards of professional courtesy. Disruptive and abusive behavior, disregard for the authority of the library staff, or continued violation of library rules and/or policies may result in the suspension of the user's library privileges. Following the imposition of this sanction, an administrative review by the Faculty Library Committee may be requested. A more formal investigation of possible Judicial Code violations may also be sought.

The Law Library assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal property . Please guard your personal belongings, especially laptop computers, while in the library.

Circulation services, computer clusters, and other services are available until fifteen minutes before closing . Materials may not be checked out after this time. Emergencies, suspicious persons, evidence of vandalism or theft of library property, and missing personal property should be reported to the library staff immediately.

Photocopiers and microform reader/printers do not accept Syracuse University Library vendacards, only College of Law vendacards. To purchase a Law Library vendacard, please visit the College of Law Office of Support Services (Rm. 120) during posted business hours. Ask the Law Library Circulation Staff to obtain a vendacard after business hours.

A pay telephone is available in the Law School student lounge (Rm. 216.)  All telephones in the Law Library are for the use of the Library staff

Restrooms and a water fountain are located on Floor 2.

Law students can offer suggestions and comments through the Law Library Student Services "Have Your Say!" web page