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Code of Conduct

USC Law Library Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct promotes a library environment that is safe and conducive to study. Failure to comply with any of these rules, or with other rules as communicated by the Law School, may result in removal from the Library, suspension of Library access, and other penalties as deemed appropriate.

  • Library users must:
    • Treat all Law School employees and other Library users with respect at all times.
    • Adhere to all rules regarding health and safety, including those required by the Library, Law School, University, and federal, state and local laws.
    • Comply with all policies in the USC Law Student Handbook (for JD or G&IP students) and the USC Student Handbook.
    • Present their USC ID card upon request from any Law School employee.
    • Comply with any and all instructions and policies communicated by Law School employees, including Library student workers.

  • USC is a smoke-free campus. No smoking, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or other prohibited products are permitted anywhere on campus.
  • No alcohol is permitted in the library.
  • No animals other than trained service dogs are allowed inside the building, per the USC pet policy.
  • Disorderly, harassing, or disruptive conduct is not permitted in the Library, including but not limited to:
    • Shouting or use of profanity toward law school employees is prohibited.
    • Harassment, advances, or other unwanted attention toward anyone in the library is prohibited.
  • Do not leave books or other personal property unattended in the Library. Any unattended belongings are subject to removal to the Library's Lost and Found. The Library is not responsible for any belongings left unattended.

Violations of these rules by JD students are heard by a panel consisting of the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and the Associate Dean for the Library. Violations by G & IP students are heard by a panel consisting of the Dean of Students, Associate Dean for the Library, and an Administrative Law Librarian.

For questions about these rules, or to report non-compliance, email

Effective date: December 7, 2021, amended April 28, 2023 and July 13, 2023.

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