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Find A Study Space

The law library has a wide array of study areas to meet the varying needs of our students.  Study areas can be found on every floor of the law library and include open study spaces and enclosed study spaces.

Gould Reading Room

Also known simply as the Reading Room or the Harry Potter Room due to its high ceiling and chandeliers, the Gould Reading Room is the hub of the library and a popular study area for students.  Wireless internet service and electrical outlets for devises are available throughout this area.  The Circulation and Reference Desks are located here.

Carrels

There are study carrels on the Basement, New Ground, 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors of the library.  The carrels in the Basement, New Ground, 1st floor and 2nd floor are daily use carrels for all law students.  These carrels will be swept in the morning to ensure fair use, but students are encouraged to use the carrels throughout the day.

The carrels on the 4th floor are for JSD candidates only. Once a carrel has been assigned by the library, it can not be reassigned by the user. The library has the sole discretion to reassign carrels due to changing needs and circumstances.  JSD candidates who are interested in using one of these carrels for their doctoral studies should email lawcirc@cornell.edu.

4TH Floor Study Rooms

The fourth floor of the library houses two small study rooms, 471 & 473.  These rooms are suitable for small groups or partner study. If you wish to use one of these rooms, please reserve it. Law students can reserve one of these rooms a week in advance.

Reserve a Study Room

 

Basement Interview Rooms

There are two interview rooms available in the basement of the library.  These are two small rooms with doors that lock.  Each room has a carrel inside with access to high speed internet and electrical outlets.  If you wish to use one of these rooms, please reserve it. Law students can reserve one of these rooms a week in advance.

Reserve an Interview Room

Updated 08.24.21