Cardozo's Chutick Law Library is a shared space utilized by students, faculty, and alumni. Our policies are intended to ensure that the Library is an inclusive space that serves the diverse needs of our patrons. All library patrons are expected to adhere to the libary policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a library staff member at the Circulation (email@example.com) or Reference (firstname.lastname@example.org) Desks.
- Eating is not allowed anywhere in the library except in the designate eating area near the Reference Desk.
- Drinks are allowed in spill-proof containers.
- Phone conversations are not allowed inside the library except in Phone Zones located on the back of the 6th and 8th floor and in the 7th floor atrium.
- Noise should be kept to a minimum inside the library. There are zones for silent study, quiet study, and conversational spaces. Patrons who are distracting or disturbing to others will be reminded to comply or directed outside of the library.
- Personal belongings should not be left unattended. Unattended items may be held at the library Circulation Desk, but will be brought down to the main Security Desk's lost and found every evening.
- Fire Alarms and evacuation directions must be complied with immediately. Safety procedures and drills are held so everyone can be prepared in case of an emergency. For more information on fire safety and active shooter instructions, please see the Campus Safety page.
Group Study Room Policies
- Group Study Rooms are available to currently enrolled Cardozo students only.
- Group Study Rooms are intended for the use of two or more people and are not for private study.
- There is no eating in the library, including in the Group Study Rooms.
- Each user may reserve a Group Study Room for up to 2 hours per day.
- Use of study rooms is a privilege. Students who violate the policies or procedures may be barred from making future reservations.
Filming & Photography
- There is no filming or photography in the library unless permission has been granted. Contact the library administration for approval.
Use and Protection of the Collection and Equipment
- Library users are responsible for complying with the copyright laws (17 U.S.C.) of the United States. Unless specifically permitted, the copying of computer software is prohibited.
- Valid YU identification cards must be presented upon request to library staff. A YU identification card is needed each time an item is checked out.
- The unauthorized removal, mutilation, or defacement of library equipment and materials is prohibited.
- Fines are charged for materials not returned by the due date.
- Library materials cannot be taken into examination rooms.
- Eating is not permitted inside the library. Beverages must be in covered containers to avoid spills that can cause damage to books and equipment.
Acceptable Use of Technology
- Library patrons should not move, tamper with, or install applications on library equipment. This includes computers, printers, and scanners.
- Students should read and understand the Yeshiva University Student Technology Resources Use Handbook.
- Furniture in the library should stay in the area for which it is intended. Moving furniture can be dangerous and cause damage and injury. There are various seating options in the library and seat cushions available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
- Please consult with library staff if you are having trouble finding a comfortable space to study.
- Pets are prohibited in the library with the exceptions detailed in the University Pet Policy.
- Located on the 8th Floor of the library, the Contemplation Room is a dedicated space for reflection, meditation, and/or prayer. Student Services maintains the guidelines for the use of the space.
- Questions about the Contemplation Room can be directed to Student Services (email@example.com) or to Ellen Drucker-Albert, Head of Reference & Collections (firstname.lastname@example.org).