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Law Library Policies: General Policies

Boley Law Library Policies

Quiet Study Areas

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, see our Coronavirus Response Site for current hours and limited access policies.

The law library is for research and study. Patrons are expected to maintain a quiet atmosphere by refraining from loud conversation or other disruptive behavior in all areas of the law library and in the open study areas of Wood Hall. Persons disturbing other patrons will be asked to take their conversations outside the library quiet zones.

The law library staff encourages quiet conversation and collaborative academic work in the Library Commons. All patrons, however, should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations or other noisy behaviors in that area.

Library users are expected to first ask any person disturbing them to refrain from the loud or disruptive behavior. If the behavior doesn’t stop, the incident should be reported to library staff. Continued complaints may result in an Honor Code violation or a call to Campus Safety.

Phones and Audio

Cell phones may not be used while in the law library quiet study zones or the Wood Hall study areas. Please mute phones before entering the quiet zones and use ear buds/head phones while listening to audio on any device.

Library Computers and Wireless Access

Use of Library Computer Research Stations

The computers located in the Library Commons are primarily for student and research use. Please limit your use to 30 minutes if others are waiting for access. The use of these workstations by members of the General Public is limited to those performing legal research and should be limited to two hours per day. Patrons must log-in to use these work stations. There is a $.10/page printing fee for our non-student patrons. All print jobs may be retrieved from the Library Desk.

Access to Law School Wireless Network and Lab Computers

The Law School Computing Services Department is responsible for the school’s wireless network and lab computers. Students, faculty, staff, Law School alumni, members of a state bar and students from other law schools with reciprocity may connect to our network and/or have access to our public computers. Contact a staff member in Computing Services (see the Lab Assistant office located in Wood Hall) with questions or to set up a new account.

Guest WiFi access is available via the PioNet-Guest network.  To connect, choose "PioNet-Guest" from the list of wireless networks on your device.  No password is required.

For more information, see Get Connected to PioNet - WiFi and Internet at Lewis & Clark

Photocopiers, Scanning & Microform

Photocopying and Scanning

Our photocopy machine is available in the printer nook in the Boley stacks. The charge is ten (10) cents per copy if cash is used. The copiers accept coins, one, two and five dollar bills. Change for larger bills is available at the Library Desk. Students may not charge photocopying, except costs billed to a law firm through Attorney Services, a faculty member, or student groups. Account numbers are available at the Library Desk for charging to these accounts. Scanning to email is available to students on this photocopy machine.

Microfiche and Microfilm Copying

There are two machines that copy microforms for a cost of 10 cents/page.  One microform reader allows for scanning and digitizing images.

Repairs or Equipment Problems

Do not attempt to solve equipment problems. If a photocopier or microform copier has a paper jam, needs paper or ink or if any other equipment has any problem, please report it to the Library Desk immediately.

Food & Drink Policy

Beverages are permitted in the law library and in the Wood Hall study areas. Snack food that is not sticky, messy, smelly, or noisy can be brought into the law library for consumption, but any meals (including pizza) must be consumed outside the law library.

Food garbage should not go into the waste cans that are in the law library; it may be odorous and definitely attracts insects and book-unfriendly pests. Pack up and deposit your food related trash in the waste cans in the Wood Hall lobby area and please remember to clean up after yourself.

Study Rooms

Eight Study Rooms in Wood Hall are available to law students who need a short term quiet area to study.  Reservations are limited to four hours or fewer per person, per day. Use of these rooms is strictly limited to law students. Pets are not allowed in the Study Rooms with the exception of Service Animals and approved Assistance Animals (see Dogs and Other Companion Animals, below).  Reserve a Study Room

Dogs and Other Companion Animals

Dogs and other companion animals are not allowed in the Boley Law Library or Wood Hall study areas or study rooms. Service Animals who have been approved by the Lewis & Clark Office of Student Accessibility (OSA), are allowed.

See the OSA Service and Assistance Animal Policy for definitions of Service Animals and Assistance Animals. Assistance Animals are not allowed in the Boley Law Library and Wood Hall. Students who plan to bring a Service Animal to campus are strongly encouraged to contact and partner with the OSA. Begin the approval process by making an appointment with the Office of Student Accessibility.

For more about pet access to the Law School campus see the Lewis & Clark Law School Pet Policy. For more information see the Lewis & Clark Service and Assistance Animal Policy, the Lewis & Clark Office of Student Accessibility Service and Assistance Animals page, and the Lewis & Clark College Animal Control Policy.

General Use of the Law Library

General Use Carrels and Tables

All carrels and tables will be completely cleared at the end of each day. Library materials will be removed for reshelving. Any personal belongings will be held in Lost & Found at the Library Desk for a limited time.

Reshelving

Please place all library material on the center aisle carts after use. Library staff will reshelve the materials for you.

Miscellaneous

Library Instruction and Tours

The Reference staff provides library tours and instruction to support the Lewis & Clark Law School and the Lewis & Clark College curriculum. The law library is not available to any other educational institution or program for instructional purposes. Any instruction or tour of the law library directed by anyone other than a law library staff member must be authorized by either the Director of the Library or an Assistant Director. Non-authorized groups will be asked to leave.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all law school buildings and is no longer allowed anywhere on campus.

Lost & Found

The law library maintains a Lost & Found section at the Library Desk. Items are kept in Lost & Found for one week, after which they are transferred to the Campus Safety kiosk on the L&C upper campus.