Library Policies

The Law Library is a quiet area for study and research. Please be respectful and courteous of others in your use of the Law Library. In order to make the library experience pleasant and productive for library users and to protect its books and equipment, the Law Library has instituted the following rules:

  • Eating is prohibited in the Law Library.  
  • Beverages must be in spill-proof containers.   
  • Cell phones should be silenced. The sound on laptops and other electronic devices should be turned down.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended, even for a few minutes. Thefts occur every now and then which the Law Library is unable to prevent.

Please note that the law library is considered an academic activity space under NYU's Guidance and Expectations on Student Conduct and the rules related to conduct in those spaces apply. In particular, conduct that may be permissible elsewhere, such as the holding or placement of banners, signs, etc., is not permissible in the library. These rules are obligatory for all library users, and will be enforced by the Law School.  

Library Carrels

Unassigned library carrels are available to Library users on a first-come first-served basis, daily. The Library does not assign carrels to students and students may not reserve carrels from day to day. Library books may not be checked out to carrels, only to individuals.