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Remote law library services and resources

This guide is intended to help provide law students information and access to services and resources during modified operations due to COVID-19

Fall 2020 Services

Due to the quickly changing nature of the policies and rules related to the pandemic, services may change. We will do our best to keep this page up to date. Our services this year are governed by two overriding priorities:

  • Promote the safety of students, faculty, library staff and library materials
  • Provide library materials for classes, studying, teaching and learning

The library staff are required by the university to monitor compliance with these safety measures. Your cooperation is necessary to continue to provide in-person services.

Most services will be provided remotely and physical materials will be obtainable contact-free.

Front Desk

Who Can Study in the Law Library?

All JD, CRES, and LLM students can make reservations for a study space in the law library. Students can make reservations beginning Monday, August 17 for the study space available the week of August 24.

All study seats are distanced for individual use only. The library cannot provide study space for partners or groups.


Mask Requirement

You must wear a mask at all times in the library. Please contact Assistant Dean Nicole Commissiong if you need an accommodation.

See UO Face-Coverings Regulation.

Cleaning Procedures

Students are expected to clean their chair and table surfaces before leaving. Self-service supply stations will be provided.

In addition to daily cleaning by facilities staff, library staff will clean study areas in between reservations.

Available Seating in the Law Library - Phase 1

In Phase 1 of the library reopening, you may reserve a quiet study seat on the main floor of the library. JD, LLM, and CRES students can make a reservation at:

All study seats are distanced for individual use only. The library cannot provide study space for partners or groups.

Students with accessibility needs should contact Assistant Dean Nicole Commissiong or the Accessible Education Center.

IMPORTANT: Because this is communal study space, your behavior affects every student and staff member - those present and those arriving later. If there are violations of mask and distancing safety measures, we will not be able to continue providing study space.

study areas for reservation

Scanning and Printing

The copy room in the law library has been temporarily closed.

Students may come into the library to scan materials with the book scanner on the far side of the front desk, near the stairwell.

Printers are available on the first floor of the law school.


Study Rooms

Study rooms are unavailable due to the danger posed by virus buildup in tight indoor spaces with little air flow.

No Food or Drinks

Food and drink are not allowed in the library.

Vending machines are no longer in operation.

Browsing the Collection

The stacks are closed to browsing. If you need library materials, please check the library catalog. Materials can be paged upon request. Additional information is available on our Borrowing from the Law Library page.

Library stacks are closed to browsing


Email the law library Checkout/Reserves/Information Desk with any borrowing questions Request UO resources through LibrarySearch. We are currently offering:

  • email delivery of scanned articles available in the library
  • pickup within the library for UO law faculty and students
  • curbside delivery of items requested for checkout and ILL for everyone during open hours

Research Help

Research help and consultations are available remotely. No in-person drop-in research help is currently available.

Email or call 541-346-1654 and leave a message to make an appointment with a librarian. We check messages during the research help hours posted on our website.

A list of research guides and recommended resources curated by our reference librarians is available on our website.

Phases 2 and 3

We hope to move the library to Phase 2 in September, contingent on library users’ full compliance with safety measures and absent counterindications. In Phase 2, we can reduce the amount of monitoring needed and increase seating to include the upper floors.

Phase 3 will extend library hours to nights and weekends. Extending hours depends on continued full safety compliance by library users and our ability to hire additional staff.

reservable study spaces

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