Law Library Loan Periods

FormatIncludesLocationLoan PeriodRenewHoldsLimits
Law BooksScholarly single volume booksLaw library reading room (POD 484), 7th floor main library (LIB)3 weeks (law students), 4 weeks (staff), 120 days (faculty)4YesNA
Law ReserveTreatises, course readingsLaw library reading room (POD 484)2 hoursNoNoStudents, faculty, staff
Law ReferenceLegislation, Law reports, Dictionaries, Annotated Statutes Law library reading room (POD 484), Law resource room (POD 474)In library use onlyNoNoNA

More information is available on renewing materials, recalled materials, holds, and all borrower services.

Also see the main library loan periods, which include technology loans and AV materials.

Returning Law Reserve Materials

Short term loans are set for heavy demand items that are then placed on Reserve, usually by faculty teaching a specific course.

To request an item held in the law library reserve collection, users need to bring the call number of the item to the law library reading room desk. Only 2 reserve items may be borrowed at one time.

Reserve materials must be returned promptly to the Law Library Reading Room Desk. Fines will be charged and borrowing suspended until overdue reserve materials are returned.

Faculty wishing to place items on reserve for their students should contact John Papadopoulos (Head Law Librarian). 

Fines for Law Materials

FormatFinesFines for recalled itemMaximum Fine Per Item
Law BooksNo Fines; replacement charge will be billed if not returned$5/dayNo fines
Law Reserve$5/hour$10/hour$120
Law ReferenceNANANA

More information is available about main library materials and fine policies, which includes information about courtesy and overdue emails notices, how to check your fines, fine calculations, how to pay at the main library, fines appeal, and lost and damaged materials.