Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25th, student groups of three or more may reserve study rooms in the Library for 2-hour increments. Reservation request forms are available in the Student Information Center. Remember, eating and drinking (except bottled water and coffee in closed containers) in the study rooms is not permitted.
The Bay Area Open Space Council has created a wonderful new website that identifies hiking and backpacking opportunities in the Bay Area that are all accessible via public transit. The site also informs you of how many pounds of CO2 emissions you’ll save by not driving. Check it out at
The library will be open the following hours over Thanksgiving weekend:
Wednesday, Nov. 25 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 26 CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 27 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 28 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 29 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
The Reference Desk will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 9:30-11:30 AM and 2-4 PM and on Saturday, November 28, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Supreme Court Database has been enhanced and rereleased.
The database currently contains data from 1953 to 2008. It will be updated each term going forward. The site has a streamlined interface that allows anyone to go online and pull up cases with ease. You can perform simple analyses or use the downloadable formats for analysis in a variety of statistical packages.
The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices.
The site has received funding from the National Science Foundation, and has started the process of coding all cases from the court’s first decision in 1792 to 1952.