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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

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Look for the SALTO pad in between the two sets of doors.
    Image of SALTO pad
  4. 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.

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.