Hello, It’s midterm time and the law school (third floor) is closed to everyone except law students. Today in the afternoon, the rest of library was full. Me and my friend couldn’t find a table or chair anywhere, so we decided to go to the third floor. There had to be seven students up there with dozens of open tables and chairs.
Here is a comment we received during the last round of law school exams:
So 1/3 of Drexel's library is closed during law school exam period. Okay, fine—I get it. What I am curious about is why we are still letting in reciprocal ID students (especially Penn), even though we as Drexel students are not allowed in their library during their reading week (which, coincidentally is this week). This is mid terms week, so library demand is PEAK just among Drexel students, and I think that it's unfair that Penn students are allowed in here but we aren't allowed in their library.
Beginning on Saturday, May 15th, the third floor of Hagerty Library will reopen to non-law students. Come on up and enjoy the view!
With the added space for students, the building will also reopen to the public, and alumni and those from affiliate institutions can return to using our electronic services.
Thanks so much for your patience.
Whether you are a policy wonk (I am), a Supreme Court groupie (got me again), or just interested in the way the nation's highest court helps shape our society (yep), this new page from the LLoC will be very useful as we gear up for Elena Kagen's Senate confirmation hearings.
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Here’s another comment from a recent blog posting about restrictions on Hagerty’s 3rd floor.
...I think that this restriction blocks everyone else us from having the opportunity to study in a non talkative environment. The other levels of the library tend to get really LOUD especially with people holding conversations and talking on their cell phones. Some of us do really want the opportunity to study in a quite area; and the only way to truly get that is to study on the 3rd floor.
People are commenting about Hagerty’s 3rd floor restrictions. Here’s what one student has to say:
It is messed up how the 3rd floor is about to be restricted again. We should have access any day in the year. We have exams and tests and need room to study as well. There is no reason that we can’t use it while there’s only 5 people using the whole floor. Kill the restriction, or we break it.
Thanks for your comments.
Drexel's law school will soon enter its exam period, and that means temporary changes in the law library (known to many as the third floor of Hagerty Library).
From October 26th through November 7th, the law library will be closed to non-law students.
In order to make room for everyone, Hagerty Library will be closed to Drexel alumni and members of the public during this time.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation during the exam period. Starting on Monday, November 9th we will return to regular access.
Starting tomorrow, July 21st, the Legal Research Center will be closed to all non-law students for the law school's reading and exam period. Until this period ends, only law students will be permitted on the Hagerty building's third floor. The third floor will reopen to all Drexel students in August.
Thank you for your patience.
Hagerty's third floor is now reopen to non-law students.
We’ve recently received several questions from non-law students asking why Hagerty’s third floor is closed during law school exams. We understand your frustration.