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.

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. 

Emergencies

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.

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.

Amenities

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. 
  • 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 Mac laptops and all cell phones.

Scan on Demand

All Law Library materials, with the exception of course reserves, can be scanned by library staff upon request (subject to copyright restrictions). Place requests in UC Library Search using the "Request Article/Chapter Scan" option, and a pdf copy of your requested pages will be sent to you via secure download link. If you're in a rush, there's a complimentary scanner available for patrons in the Law Library.

COVID Protocols for Using the Law Library

All Law Library users must:

  • Comply with UCI’s face covering directive, which requires all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear approved face coverings while inside UCI buildings. This includes restrooms, hallways, and study rooms in the Law Library, even if the user is alone in that space.
  • In addition, the directive states that “All individuals who are not Fully Vaccinated on UCI controlled property are recommended to wear a face covering when outdoors if six feet of physical distance between people cannot be maintained.”
  • Comply with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
  • Comply with additional non-pharmaceutical interventions including wearing a face covering when indoors and participating in weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing if you have an Exception or Deferral under the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
  • Complete and submit a daily self-screening for COVID-19.
  • Complete UCI’s COVID-19 prevention training, and follow COVID-19 prevention measures such as frequent handwashing; not touching your eyes, nose or mouth; and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Not come to campus if feeling sick or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Respond to and cooperate with UCI COVID-19 contact tracing.
  • Comply with all UCI Executive Directives.

In addition, eating is not permitted anywhere in the Law Library until further notice.

Users who repeatedly violate our safety policies, particularly the mask mandate, could be banned from using the Law Library.