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ALMA is the staff-facing side of the university library catalog. ALMA is what we use to investigate patron accounts, check in and out books, manage holds, and keep course reserve list. All of the work we do will be under the Fulfillment tab on the left hand side of the page.
To access Alma, go to: https://arizona-ua.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/institution/01UA_INST/SAML
Managing Patron Accounts
Finding Books on Course Reserve
You can search for books in ALMA by using the search bar at the top of the page in ALMA.
The box on the left-hand side of the search bar is likely going to say All Titles. Change this to Physical Titles for a more accurate, book specific search.
The box to the right of that will allow you to search by title, keyword, creator (author), and physical call number.
When you pull up a book, you will be able to see its: title, author, publication date; as well as the library its held at, location, call number, and whether it is available or not.
To place a book on hold for a patron, first do a search for the book in ALMA. Once you locate it, do the following:
Many materials in the Law Library do not circulate, including single volumes from multi-volume sets. Generally, only single volume treatises or books may be checked out to University faculty, students, and staff.
A University of Arizona CatCard is required to check out materials.
Members of the general public, including attorneys, do not have circulation privileges but are welcome to use materials in the library for their legal research needs.
Course Reserves and regular Reserves materials may be checked out for two hours for in-library use only. Patrons without a CatCard will be asked to leave a valid form of official identification (e.g., driver's license) at the Reserve Desk until the item is returned.
All checked-out items are subject to recall at any time. Although the Law Library does not impose fines, items are expected to be returned by the date due. Items not returned may result in a block on your borrowing privileges.
All loans are made through the university libraries and renew automatically and check out in 21 day cycles. As of February 2022 law materials renew the same number of times as Main library books do:
- 9 months for undergrads and community users
- 3 years for community users (level 2) and Arizona businesses
- 6 years for faculty, staff, grad students, and honor students
- Unlimited for law materials checked out to law faculty (but are subject to recall)