Facilities policies

Included below are the general policies for the use of the Jerome Hall Law Library facility.


The Library has a number of study carrels that are assigned to law students for the academic year. Carrel assignments occur during the first full week of classes in the fall semester. Although there are not enough carrels for all law students, typically students who wish to have a carrel are able to get one. Circulating materials may be checked out to the carrel for the academic year. Carrels are also assigned for the summer.

Cell Phones

Because of disruption from noise, the use of cell phones is prohibited in the Library. Please confine cell phone use to the lobby area or conference rooms.

Computer Facilities

The Law Library computer lab is located behind the circulation desk and is available for use by law students only. Here law students may use word processing and spreadsheet programs, check e-mail, do research using online legal databases, or just browse the Internet. A wireless system is available throughout the Library for laptop access to the Internet. A scanner is also available in the computer lab for law student use.

Law students receive a print allotment from the university. The university allotment is 40 print credits or 1,000 pages per semester. There are five printers in the Law Library - four in the Library Lobby and one in the computer lab.

Conference Rooms

There are eight conference rooms available in the Library for small group study (two or more students). Use of these rooms is for law students and faculty only, except under special circumstances. All conference rooms may be reserved in advance for a maximum of three hours per day. You may reserve a conference room online.

Copy Machines

A copy machine is located in the lobby of the Law Library. Copies are $0.15 per page ($0.10 per page with a copy card) and it takes either coins or a copy card. You may add money to your CampusAccess Card (ID card) and use it to make copies. Money may be added to your account at Campus Card Services at the IMU or Eigenmann Hall, Copies and More at the Wells Library, the IMU, or at any Value Transfer Station.

Food and Drink

Food and drinks are generally permitted in the Law Library. Students are asked to cooperate with this policy by discarding containers and reporting spills immediately. Food and drinks are not allowed in the computer lab.


Signs may not be posted anywhere in the Law Library. No flyers, ballots, petitions, etc. may be left on the circulation desk without the permission of Ashley Ahlbrand or Rebecca Bertoloni-Meli.


The Bloomington campus has been designated as a smoke-free campus and therefore no smoking is allowed on university property. Additionally, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in the Law Library.