James Donovan, Public Services Librarian
The Library serves many functions for the Law School
community. It is the heart of the scholarly research
enterprise, the hub of the educational experience,
and sometimes just a refuge from the pressures of
the Library to be all these things to so many people,
it is essential that everyone do his or her part
to make it a pleasant space. Following a few guidelines
will help maintain the Libraryâ€™s physical,
intellectual, and social environment.
Please do not eat food in the Library.
Not only is eating distracting for those around
you, but crumbs attract insects that stay to eat
Drinks are allowed in the Library, IF THEY
ARE IN APPROPRIATE CONTAINERS. Cups must
have secure, spill-proof lids; bottles must have
their screw caps on. Fast food- and Starbucks-type
paper or Styrofoam drink containers and aluminum
cans are not permitted. The drink containers pictured
are bad. Patrons
seen entering the Library with inappropriate drink
containers will be asked to leave them outside.
Please accept correction in a good spirit.
As if it needs to be said: Use of tobacco
in no form is allowed in the Library. Smoking
is prohibited in all UGA buildings. We prohibit "smokeless tobacco" because it's
Although we hate to be stereotypical librarians
shushing patrons, this is a Library, and
noise should be kept to a minimum. Reasonable
conversation is allowed in the main building. The
first floor of the Annex, however, has been designated
an ultra quiet study zone. No talking at all is
acceptable here. Cell phones should be on silent
or vibrate modes whenever you are in the Library.
If you find it necessary to use your phone, please
go to the bridge, where conversations can be conducted
without disrupting others.
Re-shelve books if you are absolutely
certain you know where they go. Hiding or hoarding
library materials is unethical, and can be an honor
code violation leading to disciplinary action.
Please be aware that this is a public law
library, and therefore persons outside
the Law School community will be welcome here.
If you believe anyone - student or otherwise - is
behaving in a manner that demands attention, bring
this to the notice of a staff member or a security
staff of the Law Library sincerely strives to make
the Library a place where students enjoy spending
their time. We encourage any suggestions you wish
to offer to improve its ambiance.