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Collection Policy: Reserve

The law library adds certain types of print materials to the permanent reserve collection, e.g. current editions of West hornbooks, substantive study aids, classic and standard treatises, current Restatements, and selected MCLE publications. The Reserve collection includes current legal research and writing materials acquired by the library.

Additionally, the library maintains a course reserve collection. These materials are temporarily housed in the reserve collection to support the direct needs of course instruction. Materials are requested by faculty through direct communication with library staff or through bookstore lists for required and recommended materials. Quantities are determined by class size and anticipated faculty use. Current supplementation is purchased for casebooks on reserve, if available.  Statutory supplements are purchased as required. Unless expressly requested by faculty, teacher's manuals and commercial outlines are not acquired. The law library augments the print reserve collection with online resources.  Also, where appropriate, the law library utilizes online-only resources for reserve.

Personal copies (non-library owned materials) are placed on reserve at the request of faculty. All personal copies are returned to the faculty member at the end of the course.

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