Services for Law Faculty: Loan Periods, Renewals and Recalls

Terri Geiger (x3-8881), Head of Access Services, organizes and supervises library circulation services. Corinne Griffiths (x3-8879), the Faculty Liaison, provides document delivery and other circulation services to law faculty.

Law Library * Other B.U. Libraries * Materials not at B.U. * Records and Privacy

Law faculty may borrow items in the law treatise collections for an initial loan period of one year.  Reserve materials and materials marked Limited Circulation, Library Use Only, or Non-Circulating may be borrowed by law faculty for a two week period.  These include journals, looseleaf services, reference materials, and primary sources.

Materials in the law collections are automatically renewed by Corinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu, x3-8879).  Faculty may also renew their own materials with My Account.

If you receive a recall notice for law materials and you need the material beyond the new due date, please contact Corinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu, x3-8879) to make arrangements for continued use. 

Other B.U. Libraries

General circulation materials from other B.U. libraries circulate for an initial loan period of 1 year.  Non-circulating and reserve materials from other B.U. libraries can generally be obtained by library staff for 24 hour use by faculty.

Notices of upcoming due dates from other B.U. libraries may be forwarded toCorinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu) to request renewals.

If you receive a recall notice for non-law materials and you need the material beyond the new due date, please return the material by the due date and forward the notice to Corinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu) to obtain a replacement copy.

Please note: The law library does not fine law faculty but other B.U. libraries may.  Overdue or recalled materials from other B.U. libraries should be returned promptly.  Faculty may incur fines and may be blocked from future borrowing at the lending library for failure to return materials by their due dates. 

Materials not Available at Boston University

Corinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu, x3-8879) coordinates interlibrary loan for faculty to obtain books and copies from non-B.U. libraries.   

Borrowing Records and Privacy

Statements of all materials currently checked out are emailed to each faculty member once a year.  An email of your current circulation record may be obtained at any time by contacting Corinne Griffiths (lawcirc@bu.edu, x3-8879).   

The library does not maintain records of materials you have returned.  Once materials are returned all records are cleared from the system.  For materials you currently have checked out in the library's circulation system, only you and library staff members have access to the record.  By agreement among the law faculty, the library staff may tell a law faculty member the name of a colleague who has a book.  This arrangement is necessary because faculty often discuss and share library materials.  If one of your colleagues permanently borrows library materials from you, please notify the circulation staff (x3-3151) to change the record to your colleague’s name.

Updated: August 2014