Student Handbook

Westminster Law Library

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Library Hours

The library is closed during all University of Denver holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and Winter Break). Additional changes to the library’s normal operating hours will be posted at the library’s entrance and made available on the Westminster Law Library’s website (

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Access Policy

Law students wishing to use the Westminster Law Library are required to use their Pioneer Card ID in order to gain access to the facility. The Pioneer Card ID must be tapped against the access panel located on the wall next to the library’s entrance.

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Noise Policy

Each floor of the Westminster Law Library has different rules concerning what constitutes acceptable noise levels. On the library’s main floor, students are permitted to have conversations and engage in collaborative work within reasonable noise limits. The third floor is a Quiet Floor where limited conversation only is permitted if it is whispered. The first floor is a Silent Floor and no conversation is permitted on this level.

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Library Policy on Cell Phone, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Use

The Hughes Rare Book Room is a clean, quiet place for study. All technology use, including cell phones, and food, beverage, and tobacco consumption is strictly prohibited. Students caught violating this policy may be asked to leave the library.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must be off or silenced while in the law library. Students needing to take a phone call must leave the library. Students are prohibited from taking phone calls in the stairwell, copy rooms, office area, or anywhere else on any of the library floors. Students caught using their telephone in these prohibited spaces will be required to leave the library to complete their telephone call.


Vending machine or comparable tidy snacks are the only food items which may be consumed in the library. Actual meals, including but not limited to, pizza, salad, soup, or sandwiches may not be eaten in the library. Students caught eating prohibited food items will be asked to leave the library. Library personnel are the sole arbiters of what constitutes acceptable snacks.


Students may not consume alcohol in the library. Students are permitted to drink non-alcoholic beverages on the main library floors and in study rooms. All drinks must have a lid on them. Students entering the library with uncovered beverages will be provided with a lid when available or asked to leave the library with their uncovered beverage. If a spill does occur, students are required to immediately report the incident to library personnel for prompt clean-up.

Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes

Tobacco, smokeless tobacco products (chew/dip), and electronic cigarettes are strictly prohibited in the library, the library study rooms, and the Hughes Rare Book Room.

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Circulation Policy

Students may check out any circulating material available through the University of Denver Libraries system. The comprehensive legal and non-legal catalog can searched on the Westminster Law Library’s homepage ( Students are responsible for the timely return of circulating items and failure to do so can result in the accumulation of fines.

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Technology Policy

The library supplies thirteen public computers which are available for student use. Ten computer terminals are located on the library’s main floor, one computer is on the first floor, and two computers are on the third floor. Additionally, a dedicated scanning computer is available on the library’s main floor.

Students may use the library computers or their personal devices to print to four high-capacity black and white printers or one color printer. Two black and white printers and the color printer are located on the library’s main floor while each of the other black and white printers can be found in one of the copy rooms located on the first and third floor.

In order to print from their personal computers, students will need to install the necessary University of Denver printing software available at Students are required to use their Pioneer Card ID at the printer terminals in order to retrieve their documents. Students receive a monetary allocation each semester for printing services. If the student depletes these printer funds, additional money may be added by students to their flex account.

The copy rooms on the first and third floor each contain two photocopiers which students may use in compliance with U.S. copyright laws. Since students cannot use their printer funds on library photocopiers, they are required to use money from their flex account, purchase a copy card at the Circulation Desk, or use money in order to photocopy.

Students needing basic help with technology issues pertaining to printing, copying, or wireless access can request assistance from one of the library’s circulation assistants. More complex technology issues may be referred to the University Technology Services Help Desk located in the Anderson Academic Commons (

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Study Rooms

The Westminster Law Library has five study rooms, four four-person and one ten-person study rooms. Students may reserve these study rooms, or any study room located throughout the law school, online at An individual student may reserve a study room for a total of three hours per day. Before reserving a study room, please consult the study room policies and procedures available on at the reservation website.

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Additional Information Concerning Library Policies and Services

Students may find additional information concerning library policies and services on the Westminster Law Library website at Questions or requests for clarification concerning library matters can be referred to library personnel.

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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208