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Rodino Center Policies & Rules

Seton Hall Law Rodino Center Polices

Hours during COVID-19

The Rodino Center is open 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily (Monday - Sunday). The Service Desk is currently open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and Live Chat is available on the Rodino Center website from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. For weekend support, give us a call at 973-642-8017 or email lawlibref@shu.edu.

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERIOD

Due to COVID-19, the Rodino Center is currently open only to the Seton Hall Law community (faculty, students, and staff) and members of the Class of 2020 studying for the bar exam. All visitors must adhere to mask requirements and social distancing guidelines. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director.

Rodino Center FAQ during COVID-19

For more information, please see the Law School's FAQ page.

Is the Rodino Center open?

Current Seton Hall Law students, faculty, and Class of 2020 students studying for the Bar may visit the Rodino Center while the building is open. Please observe social distancing guidelines and only sit in designated areas. The building is currently closed to all other alumni, attorneys, and visitors.

The Service Desk is staffed from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we monitor our Live Chat throughout the day. For weekend support give us a call at 973-642-8017 or email lawlibref@shu.edu

What study spaces are available?

Tables, chairs, and carrels are available for individual study throughout the Rodino Center. Please only sit in designated places, 6 feet from all other visitors, and do not move the furniture. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Should we need to limit capacity, the individual seat reservation system will be active.

Study rooms are available to individuals using the Study Room Reservation software. Social distancing guidelines will not allow for more than one person in a study room at a time. Reservations are limited to morning and afternoon reservation periods and begin and end at a specified time for all rooms. Time is blocked off between use to allow for cleaning of all rooms. Cleaning supplies are available in each room for students to use in addition to the regular cleaning procedures. This policy will be reevaluated this policy adjusted as needed.

We may need to limit the number of times students can reserve a room each week to help ensure equity and access to as many students as possible.

How can I access textbooks and other research materials?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide copies of most textbooks for checkout this semester, due to cost and quarantine measures. Electronic copies for a limited number of courses are available for student checkout. Information can be found on the Course Reserves page. If you have concerns about affording the cost of textbook rental or purchase, please contact Student Services or Financial Aid. This policy will be updated as circumstances allow. 

For your other research needs, many other ebooks and databases are available electronically.

Can I borrow a print book?

We are currently lending non-reserve print materials from our collection. Please request your item through the catalog. A staff member will retrieve the item for you, place it for pick up at the entrance to the Rodino Center, and notify you when it is available. Please do not pull your own books from the collection. 

We encourage you to quarantine items at home before use. Information about quarantine procedures will be included with your item. 

Can I borrow something through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

We are currently placing requests for electronic materials, such as articles and book chapters/excerpts. We will attempt to borrow a print book for you, but we may be unable to locate a lending library at this time. Use the “Request Item” button from the catalog record or email your request to lawlibill@shu.edu and we’ll follow up with you shortly.

How can I access study aids and supplements?

You have access to many study aids and supplements on West Academic, including Nutshells, Gilberts, Short & Happy Guides, Sum and Substance audio, hornbooks, and more.

How do I access the lessons on CALI?

CALI offers more than 1,000 interactive lessons on a wide variety of law school classes and topics. If you haven't created your account yet, email lawlibref@shu.edu to request the authorization code and use your SHU email address to create a login. (We can't share the code online, but we'll respond as quickly as we can! You only need the code for initial set up.)

What if I never set up my Westlaw/Lexis/etc., account?

Email lawlibref@shu.edu and we'll help! If you have trouble with an existing account, contact the vendor's customer service team directly.

Where can I access past exams for my class?

Many archived exams are available online. Be sure to also check with your professor for the best review materials available for your class and how to access them.

Who do I contact for research assistance?

Librarians are available to help you remotely. Call (973) 642-8769 or email lawlibref@shu.edu. We also have online research guides on many topics to help you write papers or research many legal topics.

Who do I contact if I can't find the answer to my question here?

Email lawlibref@shu.edu and we'll be in touch!

Social Distance

Floor markings designate where students should walk when traveling through the floors of the Rodino Center. Paths have been established that travel around the core of each of the floors in which students can branch off to their desired location. Furniture has been spaced to follow social distancing guidelines and plexiglass dividers have been installed at tables that host multiple students but fall short of the pre-determined safe distance.