Law Library Access in April/May

Responding to requests from law students, the Law Library will again be open 24 hours a day during Law School reading/exam period (May 9 through May 23) and we will restrict non-law student access during this period and undergraduate reading/exam period.

Effective the evening of Monday, April 28 and continuing through the afternoon of Friday, May 23, admission to the Law Library will be limited to Law School affiliates, University faculty, and Law Library pass holders.  (Passes will be given to non-law students doing legal research and presenting a letter from a faculty member or college dean.)

During this restricted period, law students must show their ID card with the Law School sticker every time they enter the library to gain admission to the Law Library.

The library monitors will be intending conscientiously to enforce this policy so please help them by having your card when you come to the library.  If for some reason you do not have the Law School sticker on your card, you can get one from the Registrar's Office.  In general, we ask for your cooperation with staff who will be implementing the rules in the stressful environment that exams create for all of us.

Restrictions must always be implemented with caution because we are committed to participating in the University community.  If you have suggestions about these policies, please feel free to communicate them to me.

Fred Shapiro
Associate Librarian for Collections and Access
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School

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