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Facilities

Audiovisual facilities

One group study room on the second floor of the Glass Building (room 217) is equipped with VCRs and monitors. These rooms may be reserved by groups or individuals who need to view videotapes. 

Cassette players and headphones are available at the Circulation Desk; they may be used for listening to audiotapes in the Law Library.

The Law Library purchases law-related DVDs, videotapes, and audiotapes. It also receives a videotape of most Law School events. All DVDs, videotapes, and audiotapes are cataloged and included in the online catalog.

Carrels

Study carrels are located on each stack level. Carrels may be used by all patrons and cannot be reserved. No personal materials, including books, laptop computers, notes, pens, etc., should be left unattended.  The Law Library is not responsible for the security of materials left unattended.  Any personal materials found in the carrels or on the tables will be taken to campus security in Preston Hall.

Group study rooms

Use of the group study rooms is restricted to current Pace Law students and faculty. Twelve study rooms are located on the second floor of the Glass Building (Rooms 201, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, and 217). Groups of three or more may reserve the rooms at the Circulation Desk for three-hour time periods. Reservations may be made three days in advance.  Each group of three or more may sign up for up to one three-hour period per day.

Photocopiers

Photocopiers are located on the Law Library's main floor (level 3) and on the ground floor (level 1). The charge is 15¢ per page if paid for by cash, and 10¢ per page if paid for by copy card. Patrons are expected to abide by the Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.) when making photocopies.

Pace Law students have first priority in using the library photocopy machines.

A copy card vending machine is located on the main floor (stack level 3).  Money may be added to copy cards at any copier that has a "card acceptor" slot.

Reading rooms

Use of the Law Library is reserved for those doing legal research. A quiet atmosphere, conducive to research and study, will be maintained. Seating in the Glass Building lobby and in the lounge area on the main level of the Library is available for socializing and talking.

Books from the stacks may be used anywhere in the Library. However, because the Law Library is a research library, books and research materials must be readily available to its patrons. We ask our patrons to reshelve their own books immediately after use.

Restrooms and water fountain

Restrooms and a water fountain are located on the main floor (stack level 3) across from the Reference Desk. Both restrooms are ADA compliant.

Security gate

All books in the Law Library are treated to prevent their unauthorized removal.  The security system triggers a lock on the gate at the exit preventing any person carrying a library book from exiting the library. This protects the library from theft and prevents inadvertent removal of  materials that may only be used within the library.  

NOTE: This system cannot desensitize books.  Even if you have permission to remove a book from the Library, it must not be carried through the gate.  It must be passed around the detection gate by a Circulation Assistant.   Never attempt to rush or run through the gate.  If you do and the gate locks, you could be injured.  Be aware that some electronic IDs trigger the gate to lock.

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge is located on the main level of the Library. This area includes a charging station, the Law in Film Collection, and various games. Use the Student Lounge to take a cell phone call, chat with friends, or charge your phone.

Telephones and cell phones

There is a courtesy phone located near the Library entrance for on campus and intercampus calls. All other telephones in the Library are for staff use only.

Use of cell phones is limited to the student lounge area on the main floor of the Library.  Beepers and cell phones should be set on vibrate mode.