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USC Law Library Information

How to Reserve a Study Room

Read the rules in the box below 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. Go to the study rooms reservations page (requires Portal login).
  2. Click the room you want to reserve.
  3. Enter the reservation information. You must provide the email of another Gould graduate law student (JD, LLM, MSL, etc.) who will be in the room with you. Making a reservation using the email address of someone who will not be in the room is grounds for cancelation. (If you need a room alone for a Zoom interview or other special circumstance, email us to request a reservation.)
  4. 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 / affinity group meetings, please email the library.

  • 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 Gould graduate law 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 use an unoccupied room until a group needs it. (If you need a room for a Zoom interview, TA office hours, or other special request, email the library.) 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.

  • If your group has not arrived by fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time, your 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 an unoccupied room 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 upon request, even another repeat group.

  • For questions, or to cancel a reservation, please click "View My Reservations" on the study room reservations page. To change or cancel a reservation, please email the library.