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Barry Law Library Hours

Regular Law Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Law Library hours change during finals, in between semesters, and on holidays. 

Check our Law Library Hours page for changes to the schedule.

The library is currently closed to visitors. 

FAQ, Library Reservations & Holds

What are the library's hours for the Spring 2021 semester?

The library is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday - Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The library is CLOSED on the weekends. 

Virtual service hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, and weekends by appointment only.

Visit the hours page for more information.


Is the library opened to visitors?

The Law Library is now open to Barry Law students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The library is currently closed to visitors. 


Are masks required in the library?

Yes, masks are required to be worn at all times while visiting the library.


Can I book a study room?

You can begin making study room reservations on Saturday, April 24th ahead of their reopening on Monday, April 26th. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance for up to 4 hours per day. At this time, study rooms will only be open to one person per room to accommodate physical distancing. 

Please remember to follow COVID protocols while in the library, which includes wearing a mask and using the provided anti-bacterial wipes to clean the surfaces of your table and chair. Study rooms doors must be left open after you exit the room. 

Click here to reserve a study room (reservations available 4/24). 


Can I check out library materials, including Course Reserves?

The library stacks are closed to visitors, but you can check out library materials by placing holds on items or asking a staff member to retrieve the item for you.

Reserve materials, including some study aids, MacBook chargers, etc., will NOT be available to check out at this time. Study aids will be available through the library's digital collection. Physical course reserves will not be available in the library this semester.

Faculty will use Canvas for all course materials.


Will the computer lab be open?

The computer lab itself will not be open, but computers are available to reserve throughout the library. The computer stations have been redistributed throughout the building to comply with physical distancing requirements.


Are notary services available in the library?

Yes, notary services are available to Barry Law students by appointment only. Notary services will be available Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. & Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact Terry Rogers at trogers@barry.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Please remember:

  • Bring your picture ID with signature.
  • Form MUST be filled out prior to your appointment, but NOT signed. 

Contact Information

Our Reference Librarians are still available for all your research needs. Please contact them (email or text) at LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu or schedule a PERC (Student use only).

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions about reserving a library space or materials checked out to your account. 

Email: lawcirc@barry.edu
Phone: 321-206-5700


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You can begin making study room reservations on Saturday, April 24th ahead of their reopening on Monday, April 26th. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance for up to 4 hours per day. At this time, study rooms will only be open to one person per room to accommodate physical distancing. 

Library spaces, including desktop computers, soft seating, study carrels, high tops, and tables, are also available to reserve. 

Make a reservation in advance online or at the library's reservation computer (located at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor). View the library's floor plan to find the location of your reserved space. 

Students can reserve a library space for up to four (4) hours per day and up to seven (7) days in advance. 


A few reminders before booking:
1. You must check in and out at the Circulation Desk for your reservation.

2. Your reservation will be cancelled after 20 minutes if you do not check in for your booking.

3. Students must clean their study space before leaving the library. Sanitizing wipes are available on all three floors.

4. There is a 15 minute buffer at the beginning and end of each reservation to ensure no overlap between bookings.


Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions:
Phone: (321) 206-5700
Email: lawcirc@barry.edu

The library stacks are closed to visitors during the Spring 2021 semester, but students are still able to check out a number of library materials. You can request titles by placing a hold on an item (details below) or asking a Librarian for assistance. 


How to Place a Hold (PDF of instructions available below):

1. Visit the library's catalog to begin your request. You can start your search in the QUICKSearch tab (box to the left) or by clicking the Catalog link above. 

2. Search for the item in the catalog. 

3. Chose the title you would like to place a hold on and check to see it is a Law Library item. 

4. Click Request it. 

5. You will be taken to the Library Login screen. Enter your Campus Login (full Barry email & password) and click submit. 

6. In the request form, you can set a deadline for the item and enter a date to when the item is longer needed.

7. Click submit and the hold will be placed and process by the Circulation staff. 

8. An email will be sent when your item becomes available. Items will be held for 3 days at the Circulation Desk. 

*All returned library materials are subject to a 72-hour quarantine.


While many of our items are available to request, there are a few items that not available to check out during the upcoming semester: 

1. Reserve collection, including some print study aids, DVDs, MacBook chargers, and power strips. 

2. Library Use Only items. The status of these items will appear as LIB USE ONLY in the catalog. 


Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions. 

Email: lawcirc@barry.edu
Phone: 321-206-5700

Now Available to Students & Faculty - Procertas LTA

Students & faculty now have access to Procertas' Legal Technology Assessment (LTA)! 

WHAT IS PROCERTAS' LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (LTA)?

The Legal Technology Assessment (LTA) is a competence-based learning platform focused on core technologies for delivering legal services. The training modules and assessments place users in legal scenarios and ask them to perform common tasks in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Students who successfully complete an assessment will receive the micro-certification of Certified Operator of Basic Office Technology (COBOT), which you can add to a resume or a LinkedIn profile as a digital badge.

Learn more about Procertas LTA here.

HOW DO I ACCESS PROCERTAS LTA?

New students will receive a welcome email from Procertas in their Barry inbox at the start of the semester, which includes a link to active your account, as well as a brief overview of the program. If you have not received a welcome email, please contact lawacq@barry.edu for assistance. 

Need help setting up your account? Follow the steps outlined in the document below.

Once you have created your account, you can login here

New at the Library

 

*The library stacks are currently closed. If you would like to check out a title, please ask a librarian for assistance or place a hold through the catalog. You can find instructions for how to place a hold in the Library Reopening box (center). 

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VIRTUAL STUDY ROOMS

While the library's physical study rooms remain closed during the Spring 2021 semester, students are still able to collaborate with our virtual study rooms. Visit the library's reservation page to book your virtual room. Please remember to use your Barry email when making a reservation.


ONLINE STUDY AID COLLECTIONS

Students have access to four online study aid collections from Lexis, Spaced Repetition (flashcards), West Academic, and Wolters Kluwer. 

Visit the Study Aids page for access and guides to the collections. 


REMOTE LEARNING & RESEARCH

Please visit our Remote Learning & Research page for help using Canvas, Webex, and more. 

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