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.

These rules are obligatory for all library users, and will be enforced by Law Library staff as per the request of the Dean’s Office and the Student Bar Association. Your cooperation is essential and very much valued.


All members of the NYU Law community are welcome to continue wearing masks, however it is no longer required. For campus-wide guidelines, please read the University policy on masking on campus.

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.