UF Law Library Review

Summer classes are underway and that means it's time to hit the books again. These days studying in your Gainesville apartment room doesn't cut it. Personally I find the need to be surrounded by studious people to stay motivated. Luckily it's not hard finding a place to study.

One of the places you may want to try is the Law Library at the Levin College of Law on the University of Florida campus.

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While other libraries on campus; such as Library West or Marston Library may seem more conventional the Law Library is one of the quietest libraries on campus. Undergraduate students usually go there when they want to do the most studying with the least distractions. Just note unless you're a law student or gathering research for a really intense debate you probably won't make much use of the books there.

The library is also easy on the eyes. The Stephen C. O'Connell Reading Room provides rich wooden study tables with lamps stationed at each end for those who need the extra light. Upstairs there are casual study tables along with study cubicles for more privacy and less distraction. Both areas house large windows to give the rooms an bright and airy open feel.

You don't have to be enrolled in the Levin College of Law to use the Law Library. Anyone can use the library's resources. Gator 1 card holders have more privileges as far as lending books or reserving study rooms but guests will still find the library useful with free Internet and access to on-site resources.

If you want to get some serious studying done (or just want a reason to tell your friends you were at the law school) then be sure to check out the Law Library. Just make sure to check summer operating hours beforehand.

Happy studying!