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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

Collaborative study is not allowed. Individual study is allowed in designated areas of the library. Students must utilize the seat reservation system to reserve a seat prior to entering the library. 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.

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

All visitors must adhere to the Law Library's Conduct and Resources Policies. In addition, the following policies also apply to visitors.

Access to the Law Library

The Law Library space is currently closed to visitors. The Law Library provides reference services via email and text. To schedule an appointment, contact a member of the reference staff by one of the methods listed below.

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

Text
Patrons 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 to your question within one business day from the time a librarian receives it.

Research Assistance

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.

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.