Have you ever wondered what’s on the first floor of the law library? Have you ever gone down there and been creeped out by the eerie silence and total lack of sunshine? Do you have an irrational fear that you will be crushed between the moving bookshelves even though they all have sensors? (Just me? Okay.) Well, wonder no more! Here is everything you need to know about the first floor of the library.


 There are student carrels in the basement, available to reserve as a 2L or 3L. Why would you want a carrel down there? I can think of a few reasons.

  1. Classmates that are a little too friendly and won’t stop talking to you—they won’t distract you down there.
  2. A stalker you have that likes to lurk by your carrel—s/he can’t find you in the basement.
  3. The pesky build-up of fliers accumulating on your workspace—they often won’t make it that far.

Though it seems scary to some, the hushed atmosphere of the basement could be the perfect environment to really focus on your studies or to take a really good nap.

Study Rooms

Many students don’t realize that there are two study rooms in the basement. Because of their isolation, these study rooms are the prime spot for noise control, and they have the comfiest seats. In case you’re not sold yet, these study rooms are also frequently overlooked, so you have higher chances of snagging one of them during finals when study rooms are hard to book.

Research Materials

Finally, we address the burning question you’ve been dying to know the answer to: What research materials are on the first floor of the library?

  • Main Collection: KG1.A51–END (These were recently moved down from the 3rd floor.)
  • Microfiche and microfilm cabinets (Non-circulating; ask a librarian for assistance)
  • Government documents (Mainly old versions, with some current docs)
  • State materials (Old versions)
  • State reporters (Quick!!! These are being moved to storage soon!)
  • Law and religion materials

Now that you know about the exciting things the library basement has to offer, I hope you’ll consider using it more in the future.

Tune in for next week’s blog post where we discuss paranormal occurrences that have taken place in the basement.

Written by: Moriah Beaver (3L)