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FAQ: Student Services 

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Safety first!
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, you must observe strict physical distancing and wear a mask at all times inside the library. No food or drinks allowed. Anyone who fails to comply with safety measures may be asked to leave for the day.

What are the library hours?
Library hours are 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm, Monday-Thursday; 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Friday
Closed 1pm-2pm for cleaning
We are open only to JD, CRES, and LLM students.

Can I study in the law library?
JD, LLM, and CRES students may reserve a quiet study seat on the main floor. Drop-in seating is welcome pending availability.

Choose your day and your shift

View photos on the reservations page. Come and go as necessary during your shift. Please do not move chairs. Seats are distanced for individuals only (no groups or partners). Students are expected to clean their chair and table surfaces before leaving. Self-service supply stations will be provided.

Why can’t we use the upper floors?
Phase 1 of library reopening calls for strict monitoring of distancing and mask wearing. We will ask you to adjust your behavior if necessary.

If library users consistently keep their masks on and remain at least 6 feet apart, we can move to Phase 2, which will expand seating to the upper floors.

Phase 3 will extend library hours to nights and weekends. Extending hours depends on continued rigorous safety compliance by library users.

Do I have to wear a mask while I study?
Yes. Masks, face shields, and/or face coverings are required in all indoor spaces on campus. If you need accommodation, contact Assistant Dean Nicole Commissiong at or the Accessible Education Center.

Can I check out a study room?
No. Study rooms are unavailable due to the danger of aerosol buildup in small indoor spaces with little air flow. The library cannot provide study space for partners or groups.

Where are the printers?
The printers are on the first floor in the student lounge and next to Morse Commons.

You may come into the library to use the scanner on the far side of the front desk. Scanning is free. Email scanned materials to yourself or others.

Use Document Delivery to get articles and chapters from the UO Libraries emailed to you. Fast and free!

Are the vending machines available?
No. No food or drink is allowed in the library.

How can I talk to a librarian?
Email or call 541-346-1654 and leave a message to make an appointment. You can ask questions or discuss a research or writing project with a librarian. We check messages during the research help hours posted on our website.

See our research guides and recommendations

I need study aids!
Go online! We provide free online study aids to all law students. Try out the West Academic Study Aids and the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. They duplicate the print study aids and are available 24/7.

If you want a print study aid, sign into the library catalog and try this search: “study aids” and torts (or other topic). Limit to UO Libraries. Sort by newest. 

Click a title, Request UO item, Pickup location=John E. Jaqua Law Library, Request. We will email you when it’s ready.

What about books and videos?
The stacks are closed, but we deliver. Sign in to Library Search to request print study aids, books, and videos. Pick up your items at the library front desk, curbside by the law school parking lot, or mailed to your home. Questions? Call 541-346-3088.


[updated 28 August 2020]