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Non-Law School Patron Guide to Law Library Access and Use Policies

This guide describes access and use policies at the Robert S. Marx Law Library for non-law students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.


Unfortunately, sound carries in the stacks and the two reading rooms.  Please avoid loud or lengthy conversations in the two reading rooms and the stacks, and any other conduct that disturbs others or disrupts their work.  Please step outside of  those spaces for cell phone conversations and turn off the ring feature on your cell phone or pager. 

Lost & Found

The Law Library maintains a lost and found area at the Circulation Desk. After a reasonable period of time, unclaimed items are disposed of or turned over to the UC Department of Public Safety.

Food & Beverages in the Law Library

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Beverages in containers with lids are permitted in Law Library spaces. 


No food is permitted in the Rare Book Room. Packaged snack foods such as candy, chips, pretzels, crackers, and cookies; as well as other non-odiferous, non-messy foods are allowed in the Law Library stacks and study rooms.  Please dispose of wrappers and containers promptly. This food policy aims to strike a reasonable balance in providing an inviting and flexible study environment but also in allowing for your classmates’ enjoyment of a clean, well-kept facility without strong or lingering food smells.  It also prevents damage to library resources. All unattended food items in Law Library spaces are subject to removal and disposal by the staff.  Failure of students to handle or dispose of beverage or food properly may cause the policy to be revised.


Smoking is not allowed in the building. Smoking is also be prohibited within twenty-five feet of all university building entrances, exits, air intakes and operable windows.

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