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Library Basics: Exam Time!

April 16, 2014

Exam time is fast approaching! Here is a quick review of three library services students may need: study rooms; closed reserve materials; and past exams.


Study Rooms: Normally study rooms are provided on a first come first served basis.

However, on Monday April 21st, the Online Reservation System will go into play. Then students can reserve group and individual study rooms in Biddle Law Library by using the Online Reservation Tool. You 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. While the 4 hour check-out is normally not enforced, during reading days and the exam period the keys must be returned on time or fines will be charged.

The reservation system can be found on the Library’s Homepage. Click “LIBRARY SERVICES” then “Study Rooms.”


Closed Reserved Materials: Books and other materials on reserve for courses can be checked out for use within the library at the Circulation Desk. These books may be checked out for a 2 hour time period and cannot leave the library. There are a few books that are allowed to leave the library for a day and in some cases a week–this is determined by the professor.

During 24 hour access, if you have a study room key or closed reserve book checked out when the Circulation Desk closes you can keep it until you leave the library without being fined. 

Past Exams:
The law school no longer binds past exams in print. Earlier exams, from 1902-2008, can be found on the 4th floor of the library at KF292.P46 A698. But you can find 1992 and all following exams online by going to the Library’s Homepage. Under “Quick Links” you can find “Past Exams”. You can search these past exams online by Professor or by Course.

 All the best with your exams!