Library Reopening

On November 30, 2020, the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library reopened to currently enrolled law students, faculty, and staff with a priority to promote safety, health, and well-being. In compliance with guidance from public health officials and the University of Connecticut, we continue to strive to provide library services to our communities while carefully monitoring our changing environment and adapting our service models as needed.

Health & Safety

The global COVID-19 pandemic requires that we take extraordinary steps to keep ourselves, our campus, and our community safe. The Law Library has enacted the following health and safety measures:

  • All users agree to the UConn Promise.  The Law Library reserves the right to report any noncompliance to Law School Administration.
  • All users are required to wear a face covering in all Law Library spaces
  • Furniture placement in the Law Library is based on recommended physical distancing guidelines.  Furniture may not be moved.
  • Individual seats in the Law Library are available by reservation only.  For more details and to make a reservation, click here.  
  • In addition to normal cleaning, custodians will focus on cleaning high-touch surfaces. All users are encouraged to clean the area they have reserved both before and after their reservation time.  Cleaning supplies will be made available at the elevator lobbies.   
  • The book stacks are closed.  We encourage all users to borrow materials via our Library2Go service.
Individual Study Space and Seat Reservations

Students who are interested in individual study space must reserve a seat in advance. Reservations can be for any length of time but only two reservations are allowed at a time. For contact tracing purposes, we ask that all students scan the QR code at their reserved location upon claiming and leaving the space. To reserve a seat, click here.

Face Coverings

Following the University guidance on face coverings, masks are required in all Law Library spaces.

Food & Beverages

Food is not permitted in the library building.  Beverages are allowed.  Masks may be removed while drinking.

Accessing Library Resources

Stacks at the UConn Law Library are closed. Please request access to print materials through our Library2Go contactless pickup and digital scanning service.

Availability of Previously-Returned Library Materials

The REALM Project and the State of Connecticut guidelines have directed how we process all returned library materials.  For the safety of our community, all returned library materials are held in quarantine  before they are re-shelved.   


We expect everyone to adhere to these rules to promote health and safety for our community.  The Law Library reserves the right to notify Law School Administration for noncompliance.