Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many services the library has to offer. The law library can offer you a quiet place for research and study, collaborative space as well as group study rooms. Experienced librarians will work with you to teach you the skills you will need to perform effective and efficient research for success in law school and practice.
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Current students, faculty, and staff of Widener Law Commonwealth may reserve Study / Collaboration rooms.
Rooms will be available only when the library is open and staffed.
Rooms may be booked for up to 3 hours and the hours must be booked consecutively; one room per day. There are no back to back bookings allowed.
If you do not stay for the full reservation time, you will forfeit the remainder of the time reserved.
Reservations may be made up to one week in advance. You will need to use your Widener email to book a room.
In the spirit of hospitality, if you or your group do not occupy the room within 15 minutes of your reservation's start time, the study room will be considered available for anyone to use.
If you properly procure a room through the online system, you maintain the right to use that room for the duration of your reservation.
If a room is not officially reserved, you will be allowed to use it on a first-come, first-served basis. Unreserved rooms are available for use by all. Any person or group using an unreserved room must vacate the room when approached by a group with a reservation.
Policies concerning appropriate behavior, food and beverage policies, and general use of library spaces align with the patron code of conduct policy. Everyone will be expected to adhere to reasonable noise levels. The Library staff reserves the right to deny excessive bookings in order to make the rooms available to other students when necessary.
The Library staff reserves the right to change or modify these policies at any time without prior notice.
Mobile Printing from Print Center or Email
*Before you use mobile printing, you must activate your account by swiping your student ID in the touch screen device next to a library photocopier. You only need to do this once.
Printing from Library Computers
*Note: password-protected documents cannot be printed
*The following services are intended for students, faculty / adjuncts, and staff.
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