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Study carrels are located on each stack level. Carrels may be used by all patrons and cannot be reserved. No personal materials, including books, laptops, tablets, phones, notes, pens, etc., should be left unattended.  The Law Library is not responsible for the security of materials left unattended.  Any personal materials found in the carrels or on the tables will be taken to campus security in Preston Hall.

Cell phones and telephones
There is a courtesy phone located near the Library entrance for on campus and intercampus calls. All other telephones in the Library are for staff use only.

Cell phones should not be used in the library and should be silenced. There are cell phone chargers available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. A charging station is available in the open study area on the second floor of Gerber Glass.

DVD and VCR player
Study room 216 on the second floor of the Gerber Glass Law Center is equipped with a DVD/VCR and monitor. This room may be reserved by groups or individuals who need to view videotapes or DVDs. 

The Law Library purchases law-related DVDs, videotapes, and audiotapes. All DVDs, videotapes, and audiotapes are cataloged and included in the online catalog.

Photocopiers are located on the Law Library's main floor (level 3) and on the ground floor (level 1). The charge is 15¢ per page if paid for by cash, and 10¢ per page if paid for by copy card. Patrons are expected to abide by the Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.) when making photocopies.

Pace Law students have first priority in using the library photocopy machines.

A copy card vending machine is located on the main floor (stack level 3).  Money may be added to copy cards at any copier that has a "card acceptor" slot.

Reading rooms
Use of the Law Library is reserved for those doing legal research. A quiet atmosphere, conducive to research and study, will be maintained. Seating in the Glass Building lobby and in the lounge area on the main level of the Library is available for socializing and talking.

Books from the stacks may be used anywhere in the Library. However, because the Law Library is a research library, books and research materials must be readily available to its patrons. We ask our patrons to reshelve their own books immediately after use.

Restrooms and water fountain
Restrooms and a water fountain are located on the main floor (stack level 3) across from the Reference Desk. There are additional restrooms and water fountains on the ground floor and the second floor of the Gerber Glass Law Center. All restrooms are ADA compliant.

Security gate
All books in the Law Library are treated to prevent their unauthorized removal.  The security system triggers an alarm that sounds if a person exits carrying a library book. This protects the library from theft and prevents inadvertent removal of  materials that may only be used within the library.  

NOTE: This system cannot desensitize books.  Even if you have permission to remove a book from the Library, it must not be carried through the gate.  It must be passed around the detection gate by a Circulation Assistant.

Study rooms
Use of the study rooms is restricted to current Pace Law students and faculty. Twelve study rooms are located on the second floor of the Gerber Glass Law Center (rooms 201, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, and 217). Each student can reserve a study room for one or two hours per day, in hour-long time periods. Reservations may be made seven days in advance. Use the Online Reservation System to reserve a study room. 

There is open study space available on the second floor of the Gerber Glass building.  The second floor is a quiet study area and talking should be kept to a mininum.  Collaborative study space is availabe on the third floor of the Gerber Glass building.

Vending machines
Vending machines with beverages and snacks are located on the second floor of the Gerber Glass Law Center.