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Law Library News for December 4, 2000

Ann Hemmens, editor

Law Library News Archive

  • Study All Night Long
  • Taking Exams
  • Interim Library Hours

Study All Night Long

If you want a place to study through the night, consider the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL) - a 5 minute walk from the Law School. In addition to carrels and other study places, it includes the UWired Commons with hundreds of computer terminals for word processing, email, and Internet research. OUGL is regularly open 24 hours a day, from Sunday noon through 6pm Friday, and 9am to 6pm on Saturday. From midnight to 8am, access is limited to UW students, faculty, and staff, so be prepared to show your Husky card!

OUGL will have extended weekend hours during Finals:

  • Fridays, Dec. 1 & 8, staying open until Midnight
  • Saturdays, Dec. 2 & 9, open 8am to Midnight

For more information, see

Taking Exams

As you know, you may choose different places to take your law school exams. Possible locations in the Law Library include carrels on floors 4, 5, and 7; tables on floor 7; long tables in the Reading Room; and group study rooms on floors 4, 5, 6, and 7. The group study rooms are for UW law students only. Students wishing to study in a group have priority -- that is, one student taking an exam alone should defer to a group of students who are reviewing for their next test.

Over the years, Law Library staff members have occasionally heard student complaints about noise in the Law Library during exams. Please note that even though you will be totally absorbed by your exams, this remains a working law library. Your classmates and other users will look for material; shelvers will push booktrucks down the aisle and shelve books; other staff will file supplements in looseleaf services; people will come and go from the Copy Center; reference librarians will answer patrons� questions. We will not disrupt your concentration intentionally, but you should be aware that some background noise is inevitable. If you do not want to hear people shelving books, then you might prefer to take your exams in a classroom. (There�s a stereotype that librarians are always shushing people in order to enforce an atmosphere of total silence, yet here I am telling you that the library has to be a little noisy. Says something about stereotypes, doesn�t it?).

Interim Library Hours

The last day of scheduled Law School exams is Friday, December 15. After that, the Law Library will have shortened hours for interim:

  • Sat. and Sun. Dec. 16-17: CLOSED
  • Mon. Dec. 18: CLOSED (for staff projects)
  • Tues. Dec. 19 - Fri. Dec. 22: Library open 8-5; Reference open 10-5.
  • Sat. Dec. 23 - Mon. Dec. 25: CLOSED.
  • Tues. Dec. 26 - Fri. Dec. 29: Library open 8-5; Reference open 10-5.
  • Sat. Dec. 30 - Mon. Jan. 1: CLOSED.
  • Tues. Jan. 2 - Winter quarter begins. Regular hours resume!