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Due to COVID-19, visitors wishing to use the Law Library must have an appointment.
As the Law Library is an Instructional Space, masks are required.

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.

Conduct

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. 

Cell Phones

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

Due to the mask requirements in common areas of the Law School, and in order to ensure the safety of all NCCU Law School members, food and drink are no longer allowed in the Law Library, with the exception of water bottles and beverage containers with a lid. Please respect library spaces and law school students, faculty, and staff by consuming food and drink outside of the library in designated areas. Repeat offenders will be reported for disciplinary action.

Noise Level

Students and patrons should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations or other noisy behavior at all times. While brief exchanges are permitted, lengthy conversations should be held outside of the Law Library. Masks should be worn during all interactions. Headphones must be used at all times and listening levels must be maintained at levels not audible to others nearby. Please note that the study rooms are not soundproofed.

Resources

Study Carrels, Soft Seating, and Tables

First and second floor tables are first come, first served. Library carrels and study rooms may be reserved using the seat reservation system. Students are not permitted to "reserve" library spaces with their belongings. Please remove books and other property when you are not actively using a study space (carrel, seat, table, etc.).

Reshelving Books

Please bring items that need to be re-shelved to the Service Desk or place items on designated carts or in the library bookdrop, found to the left of the Service Desk. Please hand all reserve and technology items directly to a staff member at the Service Desk.

Circulation Policies

For a detailed list of circulation policies, please see the Library Services page.

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. 

Equipment Problems

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

Visitors are library patrons who are not currently NCCU students, staff and faculty. Alumni are classified as visitors and must have a pre-authorized, scheduled visit like all members of the public. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines prior to visiting the Law Library in person.

Research Assistance

The Law Library provides reference services via email and text. In-person visits must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a reference appointment, contact a member of the reference staff by one of the methods listed below.

Email

Visitors may contact members of the Law Library reference staff via the reference email: referencelaw@nccu.edu. Reference staff check this email daily, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. You may expect a reply within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Text

Visitors may contact the Law Library reference desk by text at 919-648-0247. The text service is checked regularly, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. You may expect a reply within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Please note that the librarians are not permitted to give legal advice. In addition, many questions require detailed research in the library and are not within the scope of this service.

Access Services (Study and Other Services)

For non-research related questions regarding library access, visitors must contact Access Services via email or phone (919) 530-5189 before visiting the Law Library.

All visitors must adhere to the Law Library's Conduct and Resources Policies.

Policy Compliance

In cases of exceptional or repeated violation of library policies, the Law Library reserves the right to revoke or refuse access to our facilities.