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Members of the public are not permitted entrance until further notice.
Widener Law Commonwealth Library is providing a limited number of seats, that require seat reservations, to our students to utilize during the Spring 2021 semester.
Priority will be given to students who are lacking a quiet work environment or a stable internet connection. Currently we have 77 seats available and cannot guarantee space for everyone.
In order to comply with the university’s policies as well as Pennsylvania public health guidelines regarding COVID-19, face masks are always required to be worn while on campus, including in the library lounge, main library, and study rooms. Additionally, no food will be permitted to be eaten while on campus, including in the library lounge, main library, and study rooms. Only water is permitted, but you cannot remove your mask for any extended period of time.
Study groups and/or congregating will not be permitted while on campus, including in the library lounge, main library, and study rooms. You must always maintain social distancing. You can utilize Zoom or Teams to set up study groups with classmates.
A seat reservation system will be used to ensure that the library maintains a safe population density. Seats are at individual carrels or tables. Some tables have plexiglass partitions. Conference/Collaboration/Study Rooms are not bookable.
Some areas of the library will be restricted from use:
Students may not move library furniture or seats in the library lounge or main library or sit in areas that are taped off or otherwise restricted.
It is important that we minimize unnecessary contacts and keep building occupancy low, so if you do not need to use the law library, we encourage you to work from home.
Students who do not abide by the required safety measures will not be permitted to be on campus and use the library facilities.
Campus security will make patrols to monitor activities and provide enforcement for library conduct. Anonymous reports of violations can be made through the online suggestion box and will be followed up on by the Dean of Students. If corrective measures are not followed, as a last resort, students may be subjected to disciplinary action and/or the placement of a letter in their academic file that may be reviewed by the Bar Examiners.
Before coming to the library, you must go online to reserve a seat. Students must have a reservation to enter the library. Students must stop at the Information Desk prior to entering the library to show and "check-in" for their reservation. Students are not permitted to enter through the glass doors without "checking in” their reservation at the desk. If there is nobody at the desk, students need to go to the Campus Security desk.
You are welcome to come to the library to access our printers. You may either contact Brian Fearnbaugh to schedule a time for printing and pick-up availability or use the reservation system to reserve a time to print. This process may change if the demand for library space increases or we need to reduce the number of people in the library.
Cleaning supplies are located throughout the main library and library lounge. Students can utilize the supplies at any time. You are encouraged to use the supplies to wipe down your areas as needed. Specialized cleaning will be conducted between 10 am and 2 pm weekdays for high touch areas. Regular cleaning will continue in the evenings. For weekends, students are advised they should wipe down their reserved seat area with the provided cleaning supplies when they arrive and before they leave.
Last Revised: 1/13/2021
The Law Library reserves the right to change or modify these policies at any time.
January 2021, Issue 15 (pdf)
December 2020, Issue 14 (pdf)
November 2020, Issue 13 (pdf)
October 2020, Issue 12 (pdf)
September 2020, Issue 11 (pdf)
May 2020, Issue 10 (pdf)
April 2020, Issue 9 (pdf)
March 2020, Issue 8 (pdf)
February 2020, Issue 7 (pdf)
January 2020, Issue 6 (pdf)
December 2019, Issue 5 (pdf)
November 2019, Issue 4 (pdf)
October 2019, Issue 3 (pdf)
September 2019, Issue 2 (pdf)
August 2019, Issue 1 (pdf)