Libraries and Hours Ask a Librarian

Law Library

Open until 5pm - Full Hours /

Keywords – November 18, 2021

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back to Keywords, the only weekly law library newsletter that proves you actually go to Cornell. (Ever heard of it?) Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so obviously you’ve not been using your spare time to keep up with #scarfgate. (Same.) Here are some law library tips to get you over the river and through the woods to Thanksgiving Break. Let’s go!

Stay Sharp This Holiday Season

Brace yourselves. F!n@l$ are coming. If you’re afraid of being that person who comes back from break and can’t tell the difference between torts and tarts (baked tarts that is), take a moment between now and finals to try your hand at one of CALI’s 1000+ interactive lessons. They’re completely free of cost. And calories. If you’re not sure that you remember your CALI password, contact a reference librarian before Thanksgiving Break. Which means you should just email them now.

Law Students and Library Books: A Love Story

Have you ever realized how similar you as a law student are to law library books? After all, you’ll both spend the next month getting read by legal academics while spending your life in the law library. Lolz. If you don’t want to be parted from your favorite library book during break, don’t forget to place your borrowing request in time for retrieval via either contactless pickup or at the circulation desk.

Recess is Coming

We are less than 7 days away from that blessed time when we’ll be too busy stuffing our faces to staff the circulation and reference desks. And our emails. #thankful. You can still use your Cornell ID to access the Reading Room and other law library spaces between when we close at 2pm Wednesday, November 24 and when we reopen at 12pm Sunday November 28. But, does it really count as studying if you’re in the library with no one around to remind you to keep your mask on? Asking for a friend…

We will be back next week with the Thanksgiving edition of Keywords. In the meantime, keep your mask on, get friendly with some online study aids, and send your library questions to

The Law Library. Myron Taylor Hall. Ithaca, NY 14853.