Using the Law Library

UCI Law Library users have the right to an environment that is conducive to study. It is the responsibility of all users to maintain this environment, and to respect their fellow users and Law Library staff. Individuals who do not maintain this environment should be reported to Law Library staff.

All users are required to comply with the instructions and policies communicated by Law Library staff. Users who do not will be asked to leave the Law Library; UCI Police will be contacted if necessary.

If you have questions about using our space, you can contact our Access Services Manager.

General Rules

Help us keep the Library space quiet, safe, and clean by following the guildelines below.

  • Mobile phones - set them to silent. Take all calls outside of the Law Library. The Law Library is next to a shaded courtyard that is ideal for private phone calls and conversations. 
  • Music and video - use headphones at a volume that will not disturb others.
  • Drinks should have lids. 


Fire alarms. Leave immediately, using the stairs. Do not use the elevator.

Lost & found. Ask staff at the Front Desk about lost or found items.

Theft. Do not leave valuables unattended. The Law Library is not responsible for the security of unattended items. Report a theft to University Police at (949) 824-5223, and inform staff at the Front Desk.


Several convenience items are available to use in the Law Library.

  • Book stands are placed throughout the Law Library. These can keep casebooks upright as you read and take notes.
  • Standing desks. Several adjustable standing desks are available for students who want a change from sitting. 
  • Lap blankets are available to check out at the Front Desk.
  • Portable desks are placed near several lounge chairs.
  • Power cords are available to check out at the Front Desk. We have a variety of adapters for different models of Macs, PCs, and cell phones.

Visiting the Law Library

UCI Law Students, Faculty and Staff can use the Library when the building is open.

Members of the public generally do not have access to the Library. For exceptions, see visitor information.