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Law Library Study Spaces

For the Fall 2020 semester, 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. All books and other property must be removed when you are not actively using a study space (carrel, seat, table, etc.).

All library study rooms, carrels, and seats are available only through the library's reservation system. Students may reserve library spaces on a first come, first served basis up to 24 hours in advance. You must make a reservation to study in the library.
 

First Floor 

The Law Library's first floor houses long study tables and smaller tables, for individual, quiet study.  The study area's floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with natural light. To reserve a seat at one of the first floor tables, click here to access the resource scheduler.

Moveable whiteboards make it easy to lay out ideas while studying. You may check out an available whiteboard from the Service Desk.

Second Floor  

The second floor is the library's silent study area.  Here you will find individual study carrels, seating and tables in different configurations, moveable white boards, and the law library's seven (7) study rooms. Study rooms are limited to one (1) person at a time during the Fall 2020 semester. To reserve a study room, carrel, or seat at one of the second floor tables, click here to access the resource scheduler.

Moveable whiteboards make it easy to lay out ideas while studying. You may check out an available whiteboard from the Service Desk.

Law Library Seat Reservations

All  library study rooms, carrels, and seats are available only through the library's reservation system. Students may reserve library spaces on a first come, first served basis up to 24 hours in advance. You must make a reservation to study in the library.

  • Rooms can be checked out for a maximum of 2 bookings, up to 6 hours per day, up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Spaces are for individual students only; no group study.
  • Law Library spaces are for Law School students only.
  • All requisite information must be provided on the form.
  • When arriving at the library, you must use the reservation system link from your email, or the  QR code on the seat you have reserved, to check into your space.
  • When leaving the library, you must also check out of the space.
  • Please inquire at the circulation desk, or email us at lawlibrary@nccu.edu if you have any issues using the system.
  • Students may also use the reservation system to reserve tech equipment to use while in the library. See the section below for directions. Equipment reservations are subject to the same limitations as seat reservations, you may reserve equipment up to 24 hours in advance, for up to 3 hours per day. You may reserve more than one piece of equipment at a time (ie, both a laptop charger and a whiteboard).

     

How to Reserve a Library Seat (& Equipment)

  1. Visit the Book a Library Space scheduler. You can click on the link here, or also access the scheduler from the Law Library home page.
  2. Choose an available seat at a table, a carrel, or a study room. Available seats will show in green on the scheduler.
  3. Choose your reservation ending time. The default is 3 hours, but you can set the reservation for a shorter time if you wish.
  4. Once you have chosen your seat, your booking time will then show in the scheduler in yellow.
  5. You may then submit your time by clicking the blue button, or you can choose to add tech equipment to your reservation by clicking the add equipment button instead. No equipment? Continue with step #.
  6. Review the equipment list.
  7. Click on "More details" or "Availability" to choose times for a specific piece of equipment. Available equipment will show green on the scheduler.
  8. Choose an available time for your equipment booking.
  9. Choose your reservation ending time. The default is 3 hours, but you can set the reservation for a shorter time if you wish.
  10. Click the blue "Add to Cart" button.
  11. If you wish to add another piece of equipment, repeat steps 6-10.
  12. To check out, click on the green "Checkout" button at the top of the page.
  13. Read the Terms & Conditions, and fill out the form.
  14. Click the "Submit my Booking" blue button.

Once you have submitted your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a check in code. You will need this code to check in to your seat when you arrive.

 

Checking In and Out of Your Seat

When you arrive at the library, find your reserved seat. All library tables, carrels and study rooms are labeled. Please note that the second floor of the Law Library is actually the third floor of the Law School building. When you arrive at your space, make sure to check in by either scanning the QR code at the space itself, or clicking on the link in your confirmation email and filling in the code provided in the email. 

To check out before you leave, scan the QR code again. If you use the link in the email to check in, leave the page up on your mobile device, as that page contains the button to check out of the space once you are finished.

 

Need help?

Contact the Law Library at: lawlibrary@nccu.edu for assistance.

Other Study Spaces - Law School Building

Group Study Rooms

Students are required to make a seat reservation by visiting MyLaw > Resource Scheduler > Seat Reservation or visiting the websitehttps://ncculaw.libcal.nccu.edu/reserve/

Having trouble with reservations? Please email: law.res@nccu.edu.