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USC Law Library Information

How to Reserve a Study Room

Read all rules below (and on the reservations page) before making your reservation. By making a reservation, you are agreeing to abide by all rules.

IMPORTANT: Due to system limitations, the study room reservations system does not correspond to the library's hours of operation. You are responsible for scheduling your reservation during a time when the library is open.  

To reserve a study room:

  1. Log into the Law Portal.
  2. Under My Applications, scroll down to Study Room Reservations.
  3. Click Study Room Reservations (not Room Reservations).
  4. Click the room you would like to reserve.
  5. Enter the reservation information.
  6. Enter the contact information. (It will require the email of another current Gould law student who will be in the room with you.)
  7. Only make reservations during hours that the library is open. Check our information page for current hours.

Study Room Rules


  • For special requests, such as Zoom interviews, TA office hours, or student organization meetings, please contact the library's Circulation department.

  • All study rooms close fifteen minutes before the library closes. If a conflict exists between a reservation time and this policy, this policy takes priority. Always check the library's hours before making a reservation.

  • If the room you reserved is locked, please ask for assistance at the library's Service Counter.

  • Only groups of at least two current USC Gould students may reserve study rooms using this page. Reservations made with the credentials of someone who will not be in the room are subject to cancelation.

  • Each group may reserve up to three hours per day.

  • No student may have more than two reservations per day.

  • Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.

  • Individuals may not reserve a room, although they may use an unoccupied room until a group needs it. (If you need a place for a Zoom interview, office hour, or similar special request, contact the library's Circulation department.)

  • If your group has not arrived by fifteen minutes past the reservation start time, the reservation is subject to cancelation.

  • Groups or any members thereof that have already had a room for three hours may not reserve more time. But they may use unoccupied rooms on a first-come, first-served basis until a new group needs the room. Any group occupying a room for three or more consecutive hours must relinquish the room to another group, even another repeat group.

  • If you are using a room without a reservation, please be aware someone could reserve the room at any time and ask you to leave.

  • For questions, or to cancel a reservation, please click "View My Reservations" on the Study Room Reservations page. To change a reservation, please email the library's Circulation department.