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Study Rooms Policies

The Library’s study room policies are designed to provide fair access to study rooms for Penn Law students.  Failure to abide by the policies established to regulate study room use may result in fines as well as loss of study room privileges. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these policies. 

Study Room Use

Single, Double, and Group study rooms are for the use of the Penn Law community. Only Penn Law students may reserve study rooms.

Single & Double Study Rooms

The Library maintains an online study room reservation system. A law student may reserve a single or double study room up to a week in advance for a maximum of four hours per day. Students are limited to a maximum of 16 reserved hours per week. This includes time reserved for group rooms. Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and each week begins on Monday. Reservations in excess of these limits are subject to cancellation without notice.

Reservations are held for up to 15 minutes for late arrivals. After 15 minutes the reservation will be expunged from the reservation system and the room will be made available for use by other law students.

Study rooms that are not reserved on the reservation system are available for use by any eligible law student, providing they are not in excess of the 16-hour/week limit. Students with reservations take precedence over study room users without reservations regardless of who occupies the space first. In case of a disagreement regarding the right to occupy a study room, those with reservations will be given first priority.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms may be reserved only by groups of 3 or more students, for a maximum of four hours per day, and eight hours per week.  All members of a group must be listed on the online reservation system. Individuals and pairs may use group study rooms with the understanding that they may be bumped at any time by groups of 3 or more. The 15-minute cancellation rule also applies to late arrivals for group study rooms. Group room reservations count towards the 16 hour weekly limit.

Study Room Keys

Study room keys circulate for four hours. Failure to return keys promptly may result in a fine of $5 - $25.  Keys may not be removed from the library.

To make your reservations, please use this tool.

Failure to comply with these policies may result in the loss of study room privileges.  Thank you for your cooperation.