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The Gould Law Library: Library Policies

This guide gives an overview of the materials in the Gould Law Library.

Noise, Food & Drink, Cell Phones

Noise, Food & Drink, Cell Phones

One of the Library's many services is to provide a comfortable, quiet gathering place for students to meet and study. The Library's Noise, Food & Drink and Cell Phone policies are there to ensure that all students use the library courteously with respect for their fellow students.

  • Noise: The library has designated areas for “Quiet Conversation" and for "Silent Study."  Please look for signs indicating which area you are in and modify your conversation accordingly.

  • Food: Food is not permitted in the library. Please take all food into the cafeteria.

  • Cell PhonesNo cell phone conversations are allowed in the library. Please set your phone to vibrate and if you have to talk on the phone please exit the library.

Lost Materials

Lost Materials

The Library reserves the right to charge for lost or unreturned items. Failure to return materials may result in a notice being sent to the Office of the Registrar. Lost materials should be reported at the library’s Circulation Desk. The charge for a lost item includes the cost of the item and a $12.00 processing fee. If an item is out of print or if the cost cannot be determined, a flat fee of $65.00 is charged.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Gould Law Library is bound by New York State law regarding privacy of library records. CPLR §4509 states:


Library records, which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, free association, school, college and university libraries and library systems of this state, including but not limited to records related to the circulation of library materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audio-visual materials, films or records, shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of such library and shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.