Only current USD students, faculty, and staff are permitted in the LRC until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Students, faculty, and staff must use their Torero ID Card to gain open the SALTO lock at the entrance to the LRC.
No reservations are required to access the LRC and study room reservations can be made in advance or on arrival. See instructions below.
Patrons feeling sick or unwell should not visit the LRC and should access virtual LRC services from home.
A face mask must be worn at all times inside the LRC, consistent with USD policy.
All cell phone conversations must be taken outside the building.
Inside the LRC, you are welcome to drink beverages, but eating remains prohibited. Please keep your face mask on except when you are actively drinking.
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.
Who may access the LRC
Beginning Monday, August 2nd, USD students, faculty, and staff may access the Legal Research Center physical space. For the health and safety of the USD community, the LRC remains closed to other patrons until further notice.
Entering the LRC
Approach the LRC building on the left. To maintain social distancing, keep left when entering and navigating through the LRC. There are floor arrows to help direct you.
The LRC building's outer doors will be unlocked but you'll need to use your Torero ID Card to enter the inner doors. Approach the inner set of doors on the left side.
Look for the SALTO pad in between the two sets of doors.
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:
- On your first visit, call the Circulation Desk at 619-260-4542 and we will open the door for you.
- Prior to your next visit, you must activate your access by visiting USD Card Services in UC-127.
Note: Their current hours of operation are Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm.