October 20, 2010
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. We sat at a table and started studying for our midterm that was going to take place in a few hours. We weren’t talking to each other or doing group work, just reading over notes. The law library supervisor came over to us and asked us if we were law students. Of course we said no, but we said there isn’t anywhere to go. He kicked us out and told us to find somewhere off campus. We are both commuters and the library is the only place to really go to study. We walked around campus for a good while until we found somewhere to go, but there wasn't much study time left. I get it the third floor is only for the law students studying. But during these peak hours I think if the first three floors are saturated and the law floor is barley occupied, some student should be aloud to study there as a quiet area or something. Thanks. Thanks for writing. I’m sorry you had such trouble finding space to study for your exam. I understand that space is in extremely short supply here at the library and around campus. The law school is in the midst of its accreditation process, and in order to get its full accreditation (which includes having law library resources) the law library must have dedicated spaces for law students only to study and conduct research. We have record numbers of students here at Drexel this term, so this restriction is especially difficult right now. The university recognizes the severity of this problem, and is working to significantly expand study spaces before Thanksgiving. Please keep an eye on the library log on the homepage for announcements about new study space.