Library Corner: What’s New in the Stacks

by Jessica (Randall) Panella, Head of Access Services

Jessica (Randall) Panella
Head of Access Services

Stressed about final papers and exams? Here are a few quick reminders about library services that may make finals a little less nerve-racking:
We Have Longer Hours: Extended library hours are Saturday, December 7th – Friday, December 20th. The Library is open:

  • Monday–Friday: 8:00am–Midnight
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am–Midnight

There are Noise Zones:
The library has three noise zones:

  • Green – 3rd/4th floors – quiet, collaborative, conversational noise
  • Yellow – 2nd/5th floors – minimal whispered conversation
  • Red – 1st floor – silent, for individual study

Earplugs and headphones are available at the Circulation Desk.

We have Spaces for Group Study:
We have 15 study rooms. Groups of 2 or more can book a room online or at the Information Desk. Reservations are for up to 4 hours per group per day.

There is an Exam Archive:  
The library has recently launched a new and easy-to-use online exam archive.  The archive is available here, and it can be searched by course name or professor name and contains exams from 2005 to the present.   We also maintain a print exam archive containing exam materials dating back to 1975.  These exams are kept on reserve at the library.

We have Study Aids on Reserve: 
A variety of study aids is on reserve at the Information Desk and available for 3-hour checkout. Items include Hornbooks, Nutshells, the Understanding and Examples and Explanations series as well as select Emanuel Outlines.

Try CALI Lessons:
Visual and auditory learner? CALI lessons can also be helpful for understanding classroom topics and exam preparation.  CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has over 900 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 35 legal education subject areas available to students at member law schools like UConn.  Need an authorization code?  Please contact the Information Desk.

Take a Quick Break
Unwind with a magazine or book from our popular reading collection. Sick of reading? Watch a movie from our video collection or use the SBA’s sporting equipment and games.