Law Library Policies
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To help provide high-quality and equitable library services, the staff of the Drake Law Library has established a number of policies, listed below, which are reviewed and adjusted on an as-needed basis. If you have any questions about these policies, please do not hesitate to contact the director of the library, John Edwards.

Basic Rules

Please help us maintain a pleasant environment for working and learning by following these basic rules:

  • Standards of Conduct
    All library patrons are expected to show consideration of others and cooperate with other library users and staff.
  • Food and Drink
    Drinks in covered containers or cans and pre-packaged snacks may be consumed away from library computers. No other food is allowed. Avoid products whose unwrapping, smell, or consumption may be disruptive. Lounges outside the library are available for other food consumption. This policy does not apply to library offices of faculty, staff, Moot Court Board, or Journal of Agricultural Law.
  • Noise
    The library is primarily a place for quiet study and research. Users are expected to be mindful of those around them and help maintain a quiet atmosphere. Users should turn off cell phone ringers upon entering the library and hold conversations quietly and away from people who are working.
  • Re-shelving Books
    Users are asked to re-shelve books after using them.
  • No Smoking
    Smoking or other tobacco use is not permitted anywhere in the library.
Note: Violation of these rules or other library policies may result in loss of library privileges or additional sanctions.


Checkout Privileges | Loan Periods | Overdue, Lost and Damaged MaterialsRenewals | Returns 

Collection Development
General Policy | Electronic Resources | Gifts | Gov Docs | Law School ArchivesReserve CriteriaFaculty Reserve Requests

Conduct in the Library
Code of Student Conduct | Unattended Children

Carrel Reservations | Conference Rooms | Displays | Postings | Study Rooms

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
Interlibrary Loan | Document DeliveryElectronic Equivalents

AV Resources | Gov DocsVisitor Computer Use

Reference Policy

Special Collections
Charles Wennerstrum Papers | National Bar Association Archives | Rare Book Room

For additional Drake University policies, please see the Drake University-Wide Policy Library.

Last Modified: 3/3/2016 9:40:00 AM by Rebecca Lutkenhaus