Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Carrel Use During Reading/Exam Periods

As the examination period approaches, use of the Law Library Annex for intensive study will increase. During this very stressful time of the school year, please be considerate of your Law School colleagues by making study carrels available when you are not actively using them.

The Law Library Annex has limited space, particularly when it comes to study carrels. Carrels have always been available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, it is not uncommon to see personal effects (computers, coats, books, etc.) stored at an empty carrel for hours at a time. In addition to the previously reported dangers of leaving your personal items unattended in the library, this practice is frustrating to classmates who would like to use the study carrels.

We appreciate your cooperation in sharing the Annex space with each other. As always, please talk with a library staff member with any questions or concerns about Law Library policies.

(Thanks to the anonymous commenter in the Library Suggestion Box for bringing this issue to our attention. Have a suggestion for improving the Law Library? Fill out the online form, or leave a note in the box in the Law Library Annex.)