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Use Policies


In order to maintain a professional library environment and respect the needs of other library users, the following are prohibited:

  • Tobacco products
  • Pets, except for service animals
  • Excessive noise and cell phone use; quiet is expected on the 1st and 3rd floors;  cell phone use and conversation is allowed in the Reading Room area on the 2nd floor
  • Unsupervised children
  • Bicycles, skate boards, etc.
  • Posting materials anywhere in the library.  Posters or flyers promoting law school or University events may be placed on the library bulletin board with permission.
  • Taking library books out of the library without proper check-out
  • Intentional damage, destruction or theft of library equipment or property

Food & Drink Policy

Tidy snacks that can be eaten quietly are allowed in the library.  Nothing messy, smelly or noisy is allowed.  This includes study rooms.  Please eat meals outside of the library.  Non-alcoholic drinks are allowed.  Pick up after yourself and dispose of trash and recyclables in appropriate receptacles.  Report spills to library staff.


Computers & Printers

1st Floor:  Room 126 

2nd Floor:  Room 236


1st Floor:  Room 126

2nd Floor:  Rooms 235 & 237 

3rd Floor:  Room 307

Photocopies:  10 cents per page / Scanning to email:  FREE

Fax Service

Law students may send and receive faxes at the circulation desk.  There is no charge for this service.  Fax number:  503-370-6579

Compass Card

Willamette ID cards also serve as debit cards that can be used for goods and services across campus.  Add value to your card at the vending machince located near the circulation desk. 

Access to the Law Library

 Public Access

During the regular academic schedule, the library is open to all from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Students and Faculty

Law students and law faculty have 24/7 access to the library.  After the building is locked at 7:00 p.m., use your Willamette I.D. card to swipe into the building and also at the entrance to the library.

Other Willamette students and faculty may use the law library during regular public hours.  Permission to use the law library evenings and weekend may be authorized if there is a special need. 

Law Alumni and Attorneys

Law alumni, attorneys and clerks may apply for evening and weekend access through the Law Library Guest Access Program.  With a completed application and proper I.D. (photo I.D. and state bar card), the Library will issue a Guest Card that will allow swipe access to the law building and library until 10:00 p.m. during the week and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the weekends. This privilege expires one year from date of issue and may be renewed.  

For more information, visit our Guide to Alumni and Attorney Services.


Contact the Circulation Desk (503-375-5300) or Reference Desk (503-375-5330 or for more information.


Group Study Rooms

Law student study groups may reserve study rooms in advance for 2-hour blocks.  Sign-ups are located on the doors of the rooms.

1st Floor:  Room 127

2nd Floor:  Rooms 232, 234, 239, 240 and 241

3rd Floor: Room 304

Rooms 239, 240 and 304 have wall-mounted flat panel monitor for use with laptops. 

Library Classrooms

2nd Floor: Rooms 238, 242

3rd Floor:  Room 301

Scheduled classes have priority in this room but if unscheduled, it may be used for group study.  Contact Cherri Miles at to make a reservation.

Privacy Room for Nursing Mothers

1st Floor: Room 129

Contact Galin Brown at to make arrangements to use this room.