The Legal Research Center is open 24 hours.
Hours for the Library Assistance Desk and Reference Desk can be found here
A: No. Wearing a mask in the LRC is recommended, but not required.
A: It depends. Closed beverages are allowed, but there is no food allowed in the LRC. Our food-free policy greatly reduces pest problems in the library, which helps us maintain our study space and our physical collection items.
As an alternative to eating in the library, students may use the 2nd and 3rd floor gallery spaces inside the law school. The outside courtyard is also available. For more outdoor seating provided by Drexel Dining, visit this map. For the most recent information on Drexel’s indoor dining locations, visit this page. (Be sure to keep a lookout for outdoor seating tents as new locations are added.)
Students and visitors who fail to comply with staff directives regarding food will be given a chance to correct the behavior or leave. Students who fail to comply or leave after the second warning will be reported to Dean Oates. Other visitors will be asked to leave and not permitted to return.
A: Research assistance will be available in person in the LRC during the below times. Just ask at the Library Assistance desk if you do not see a reference librarian.
- Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
You can also make an individual appointment with a librarian for research assistance through our reservation system.
Reference help will also be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday via our online chat service, available here or through text message at 267.310.2754.
A: Yes! You are welcome to browse our stacks. Please put any books that you look at but do not check out on the red carts so that we can track usage of our materials.
A: We will be making course reserve materials available for two hours, as they usually are, for in-house use only, and sanitizing items between uses.
Remember, you also have access to our e-books through our online databases linked from our website, and we have outlined how you may go about accessing some materials in both our Course Reserves library guide (password: Drexel) and our LRC Online Services library guide.
A: No. After careful consideration and close following of CDC guidance as well as the extremely thorough Reopening of Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) study, we have concluded that the threat of surface transmission of COVID-19 is very low. Instead, we are wiping down returned materials with sanitizing agents to disinfect them. The risk of fomite transmission can be reduced by wearing masks consistently and correctly, practicing hand hygiene, cleaning, and taking other measures to maintain healthy facilities.
A: Yes! You may use both multi-function printers located in the law annex and outside the copy room door. See HERE for more information about our new mobile printing option. Please note that only three people may line up at each printer at a time and please be mindful of physical distancing. Remember that all law students are allotted $10 in printing funds each semester.
The Lexis printers are also up and running! Keep in mind that you may only print materials from Lexis+ on these printers.