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Library Updates


1. Many of you have contacted us about the mouse issue in Langdell. Thanks for all of the feedback and please continue to contact us, or the library directly, about any concerns you may have. The library is working closely with exterminators to solve the problem and is in the building on a regular basis to monitor traps.

2. On that point, please please do not eat in the library, as this is what attracts the mice. Eating is allowed in the Lemann lounge but no where else. The library was incredibly responsive to our concerns regarding the bathrooms in the fall; let’s honor their responsiveness with our own, for this issue.

3. One final library reminder – noise in the stairwell leading up to the Reading Room carries. Please keep conversations to a minimum at an appropriate volume.

Thank you! As always please feel free to contact us with any library-related questions.


Library Update!


2 quick things:

1. Many of you have notified us about the state of the library bathrooms on the weekends. Good news – we’ve talked to the library and they will be bringing back weekend library cleaning services!!

2. Just a reminder that the stairwells carry noise throughout the library. Please be respectful to your fellow library patrons and use your “indoor voice” in the stairwells. Just proves once again how important kindergarten is.

Library Hours Next Year


And speaking of budget cuts… John Palfrey and the library administration are looking at making some possible adjustments to the library hours next year.  Adjusting library hours would save money both in staffing costs and utilities’ costs.  Throughout the process, members of the library administration have sought feedback from students about the potential cuts, and we are posting now to get more feedback for them regarding your thoughts or concerns about the potential cuts.

The adjustments that are being considered are:

  • Rolling the closing time back from 2am to midnight
  • Pushing up the opening time from 7am to 9am
  • Canceling the extended summer hours during the Bar exam study period.  If this is done, however, the school would likely open another quiet, air conditioned study area in this period, e.g. a classroom or two.

Note, at this time, they do not appear to be considering adjusting the 24 hour access during the finals reading period.

What are your thoughts about these adjustments, alternative adjustments that could be made, or any other concerns you can think of?


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