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*LRC Access & Study Room Reservations

This guide explains who may currently access the LRC physical space, how to reserve a seat, and policies and protocols in place to maintain a healthy and safe environment.

LRC Policies during COVID-19

  • The LRC is open to everyone during our Public Building Hours, no advanced reservations are required.
  • Patrons feeling sick or unwell should not visit the LRC and should access virtual LRC services from home.
  • A face mask is recommended but not required in the LRC, consistent with USD policy.
  • Patrons must treat all library staff and other patrons in a courteous and respectful manner consistent with USD’s Core Values.
  • Anyone not adhering to these guidelines will receive a warning. Any law student who still does not adhere to the guidelines after the first warning will be reported to the Law School’s Office of Law Student Affairs and may lose library access privileges, including in some cases being banned from the physical premises for the remainder of the semester. USD students from outside the law school who do not adhere to these guidelines will be reported to the Division of Student Affairs and can be subjected to the same penalties.

24/7 Access

The LRC is pleased to offer 24/7 access to the study areas in the first floor information services area.  All USD students, faculty, and staff may use this study area at any time. At 8 p.m. (6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), the LRC’s Circulation Desk will shut down, and anyone in the library will need to exit to the first floor information services area. At that time, the atrium doors leading to the rest of the library will be locked, and entry to the LRC will require a valid campus ID card. Books that are housed in the 1st floor information services area (including study aids) may be checked out after hours using a self-service kiosk. Books that are housed elsewhere in the library can be requested via the catalog for pick up the next day. The computer lab, printers, and a single-user restroom located outside PLRC 113 will also be available for students to use 24/7.

 The 1st floor information services area will be monitored by Campus Public Safety remotely by security camera. Please help us maintain a safe and secure environment by not propping open doors. Call Public Safety if you see any suspicious activity or have any safety concerns.

Entering the LRC After Hours

  1. Look for the SALTO lock to the right of the main building doors.
    Image of SALTO pad
  2. Hold your ID card close to the SALTO pad until the light turns green and the lock clicks open.
    *If your card does not work, please contact the Circulation Desk or  USD Card Services during normal business hours.

How to reserve a study room seat

  1. Go to the Library Seat Reservation System to reserve a seat in a study room.
  2. Locate your preferred locationdate, and time. Reservations may be made in 30 minute increments up to 3 hours.
  3. Select your seat and start time by clicking on the appropriate green tile. Use the dropdown menu near the bottom of the screen to select your end time. illustration a | illustration b
  4. You may make multiple reservations at a time and may reserve a group study room seat up to 14 days in advance.
  5. Once you have made your selection(s), scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Submit Times. illustration c
  6. You'll be prompted to log in with your MySanDiego credentials. illustration d
  7. Review your booking details and the terms and conditions of use. illustration e
  8. Click Continue to agree.
  9. Select how many people will be using the study room from the drop down menu and click Submit my Bookingillustration f
  10. You will receive an email confirming your reservation. You must click on the link in the email to check in within 30 minutes of the start of your reservation or it will be canceled.
  11. If your study room is locked at the start of your reservation, see the Circulation Desk for assistance.