PLEASE NOTE: During Law School Final exams, or other periods of heavy Library use by the UCLA Law School community, the access policy may change and access to the Law Library may not be available. See the Law Library Access Policy above for more general information about access to the Law Library.
The UCLA Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library is the primary place of study and research for the UCLA Law School community; thus, a quiet environment must be maintained. Recognizing that non-UCLA Law School users may have legitimate needs to use the Library's collection or academic services, the Law Library allows a limited number of users who are not UCLA Law School users (as specified by our Access Policy listed above) to use the Library at any one time. Access to the Law Library, however, does not grant users access to all Library services or to all areas of the Library. While in the Law Library, users who are not members of the UCLA Law School community are expected to abide by the following policies:
- Users must present photo identification each time they enter the Library (and UCLA/UC students must present their study space reservation confirmation email for that day/time).
- A quiet study environment must be maintained in the Library. Any behavior that disrupts an environment that is conducive to study will not be permitted.
- In accordance with UCLA campus policy, sound on cell/mobile devices must be turned off when entering the Library. As a courtesy to others, please hold all mobile phone conversations outside of the library.
- No food is allowed in the Library. The Library Guard or the CSO on duty will ask users to remove or throw out any food found in the Library. Beverages are allowed in the Library, but only in the sealable, reusable containers. Beverages in disposable containers are strictly prohibited.
- Specified areas of the Library, including the Tower (Fourth Floor) Reading Room and the Conference Rooms are for UCLA Law student use only.
Unacceptable behaviors for all users include, but are not limited to (see the Regulations FAQ below for more information):
- Deliberate misuse of materials or equipment that interferes with or prevents timely access to resources or equipment by other users or staff;
- Violation of University policies, including policies on computer and network use, cell phone use, electronic communications and harassment;
- Vandalism, theft or defacement of library materials or other property.
Users found violating any of the policies listed above, will be asked to leave the Law Library. Violations of Library or University policies on more than one occasion, or one-time egregious violations, are grounds for having Law Library privileges revoked. Violations of California state or Federal law will be handled appropriately.
Any refusal to comply with requests made by representatives of the Law Library (including Library and Law School Staff, Library Guards, Campus Security Officers or Campus Police) in the enforcement of Library policies may be grounds for permanent revocation of Law Library use privileges. For students, violations of Law Library policies may also be referred to the appropriate Dean of Students for further action.