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Student Guide to the Law Library

A guide to services and resources offered through the law library, written for law students.


The circulation desk is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Additionally, you can email AskCirculation with requests for scans of materials, including textbooks and study aids. Please include course namecourse numberbook titleeditionauthor, and pages/chapter needed. We aim to provide scans of print materials within 1-2 business days. If your request is too extensive, we will scan what we are able, beginning with the first page of your request.


Our reserves collection includes a wide variety of materials, including forms for practice, study aids, hornbooks, legal research and writing guides, ad audio-visual materials. It also includes our collection of class materials, referred to as our course reserves. Currently, the course reserves are located on a library book cart across from the circulation desk. Materials may be checked out for two hours for use in the library or in class, but should not be taken out of the law building. To check out a book from the course reserves, use the clipboard to enter information about the book you are checking out (name, title of book, bar code on book, time checked out, and later, time checked back in. To check out any other materials, you can ask circulation staff for assistance during regularly staffed hours. 


The self-checkout is currently located in the lobby of the law library, and will be available from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday for books that have been placed on hold, or 24/7 during students' assigned weeks for access. To request a circulating book when it is not your team's week, please email AskCirculation and include the full title, author, edition, and year. (Non-circulating books cannot be loaned, but we may be able to scan instead.) Afterwards, you will receive an email when your book is ready for retrieval. We will place your requested book/s, with your name attached, in the law library front lobby. You will then use the new self check-out machine (meeScan) to check out your book. If you have any questions using meeScan, library staff will be on hand at the circulation desk to assist during regular hours. 

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

We use interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials you request which are not owned by one of the libraries on campus. Be sure to request ILL materials directly from the Law Library rather than using the links embedded within the catalog records (which go to the University Library). To request a book, please contact the AskCirculation or you may use the book request form. Please include full title, author, edition, year, and pages or sections (if relevant) in your request.