Law Student Services: Course Reserves

Search Course Reserves

Materials on reserve for courses, including e-reserves, can be searched by either Course Name/Number or Instructor in the library catalog.

Reserve Collection

The library maintains a permanent core collection of reserve materials behind the circulation desk located in the Pappas Reading Room.

Additional materials are placed in this area each semester as requested by law faculty for courses. The library has at least one copy of all materials listed on the booklists for J.D. and LL.M. students.

If you are unable to locate material you think should be on reserve, please check with a circulation staff member.

Reserve Borrowing

Generally, reserve materials marked Library Use Only or Non-Circulating must be used within the library.

Reserve materials may be borrowed for two hours. Selected reserve materials may be borrowed overnight and for use outside of the library. Overnight loaning begins two hours before the library closes. Books loaned overnight are due back to the library one hour after opening the next day.

Reserve Renewals

Please note: reserve materials are generally in high demand and may not be be renewed when other users have asked for them. Reserve materials must be renewed in person at the Pappas circulation desk. Staff at the desk will check in the material and then check it out to you for an additional two hours.

Reserve Overdues

Law students who have overdue reserve material will receive an email and/or phone call from library staff requesting the immediate return of the material. All other borrowing is suspended until overdue reserve materials are returned. Material which is overdue 3 days is billed for replacement through University Student Accounts. The minimum replacement charge is $130.00. Reserve books are reordered immediately when charges are accessed so the library does not refund any replacement charges if a book is returned after billing.

Please contact us immediately if you do not have the material listed in the overdue notice. Even if you are positive that the material was returned, our records still indicate that the material is checked out to you.

updated: August 2013