Q. Who is allowed to use Zief Library?


The University of San Francisco is a private institution. The Dorraine Zief Law Library is a private library for the University of San Francisco and is not open to the general public.

If you are not currently enrolled in or employed by the University of San Francisco, you will be admitted to the library only if you belong to one of the following groups - note that special rules apply during exam periods and the bar study period (see our Access Policy for details):

  1. Law students, faculty, and staff from other ABA-accredited institutions, provided that they have a current student, faculty, or staff ID card.

    However, the law library reserves the right to change our policy regarding access for non-USF law students at any time in order to help ensure that USF law students have access to sufficient study space in the law library.

  2. USF School of Law alumni

  3. Practicing California attorneys, provided that they have their current California Bar card and purchase a Special Access Card.

  4. Non-alumni bar studiers who purchase a Special Access Card.

  5. Individuals who wish to view federal or state depository government documents.

For more information about access to Zief Library, please review our full Access Policy.

  • Last Updated Feb 15, 2019
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  • Answered By Lee Ryan

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