If you have questions about law library policies, please contact the Law Library Administration office at (405) 325-4311. 

Food & Drink

Food and drink are permitted in all areas of the library, except the Chapman Reading Room and the computer labs.  However, please use common sense when eating in the library and throw away trash. Please use lids on all drinks.  For those wishing to consume larger meals, the Amicus Cafe (1st floor) is available to all patrons.

Noise and Cell Phones

Please respect the needs of those who wish to study quietly. Keep conversations and other unnecessary noise to a minimum. Use of cell phones is prohibited in the library. Headphones and ear plugs are available at the Circulation Desk.

Study Room Policy

Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Multimedia Study Rooms may only be reserved by law students and law faculty.  Reservations for Multimedia Study Rooms can be made on the College of Law intranet.  Law students have priority for use of the study rooms over all other patrons.   Groups have priority over individual students.

Closing the Law Library

The library closes at the times listed in the library hours section. No one is allowed to stay in the library after the library is closed. After 6:00 p.m. daily, only law students, law faculty, and patrons who need to use the Law Library collection are permitted to enter the College of Law. Law faculty and students may use their electronic key to access the building after 6:00 p.m.

Fines/Lost Books

  • 60 day check out (books) - $0.10/day, $10 maximum
  • 7 day check out (bound periodicals) - $0.25/day, $10 maximum
  • 4 hour check out (reserve materials) - $1/hour, $25 maximum


Overdue notices are e-mailed to the student's OU e-mail account as a reminder. If this is not the student's primary e-mail address, the OU account can be forwarded to the primary account. Please see the computer lab attendant for assistance in this procedure. Failure to receive an overdue notice is not grounds for reduction or cancellation of fines.

The cost for replacement of a lost book, which includes a reacquisition/re-cataloging fee, is a minimum $80.00 per item plus a $10.00 nonrefundable replacement fee. If the item is returned within one year, the reacquisition/re-cataloging fee of $80.00 will be refunded. However, the replacement fee and overdue fines are not refundable.

All fines and lost book charges are sent to the Bursar's office for collection. If you do not pay the fines or fees, you will not be able to enroll in classes or obtain transcripts, grades or a diploma. If your enrollment is on hold due to library fines, please contact the billing department at (405) 325-1856.

Tobacco Products

Use of tobacco products is not permitted anywhere in the Library.

Policy Compliance

In cases of exceptional or repeated violation of library policies, the Law Library reserves the right to revoke or refuse access to our facilities.

Legal Advice

Library staff cannot provide legal advice. Information on obtaining legal assistance can be found here:  http://www.law.ou.edu/content/legal-assistance.

Need Assistance?

  • Donald E. Pray Law Library
    University of Oklahoma College of Law
    300 Timberdell Road
    Norman, Oklahoma 73019-0701 

    Administrative Office: (405) 325-4311
    Reference Desk: (405) 325-5268
    Circulation Desk: (405) 325-5493
    Fax: (405) 325-6282