The Law Library strives to provide a space where students and faculty can research, study, and collaborate in a safe and comfortable environment. The following policies were created to preserve the collection, equipment, and furnishings for all library users.
Animals & Pets
The Law Library follows University Regulation 40.01.5 - Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals on Campus. Except for service animals, pets are not allowed in the Law Library.
Law Library users are to set mobile phones on non-audible signals and must limit phone conversations to the Phone Zone next to the library entrance or outside of the library.
Food and Drink
The Law Library allows the consumption of cold snacks (chips, candy, etc.) and covered drinks. Please respect library spaces and law school students, faculty, and staff by consuming hot meals and messy or smelly food outside of the library in designated areas. Repeat offenders will be reported for disciplinary action.
Students and patrons should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations, or other excessively noisy behavior at all times. Group study is allowed on the first floor of the Law Library, as well as in the group study rooms on the library's second floor. Please note that the study rooms are not soundproofed. The Law Library's upper floor carrels, pods, and open study areas are to be used for silent study only. Headphones must be used at all times throughout the library and listening levels must be maintained at levels not audible to others nearby.
Computers and Printing
The Law Library provides public computer terminals for accessing the online catalog and University and Law School databases. Access to these terminals is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons should refrain from performing extensive projects on these computers.
Please do not attempt to solve equipment problems. If a library printer has a paper jam, needs paper, or ink, or if any other equipment has any problem, please report it to the Service Desk immediately. Equipment issues, including running out of ink and paper, for equipment outside the law library should be directed to the IT Help Desk.
Visitors are permitted to use the library Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Appointments are required when reference assistance is needed.
All visitors must check in at the security desk at the front entrance of the law school and the Library Service Desk upon arrival.
Visitors are defined as library patrons who are not currently NCCU students, staff, or faculty. Alumni are classified as visitors.
Contacting the Law Library
The Law Library provides access to the library space without an appointment. This includes:
Access library spaces to study
Use of the library’s collections without the need for research help
**PLEASE NOTE THAT LIBRARY STAFF MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE,
such as providing help filling out legal forms.**
The Law Library provides reference services including:
Reference Librarians cannot:
In cases of exceptional or repeated violation of library policies, the Law Library reserves the right to revoke or refuse access to our facilities.