The library provides a variety of quiet study spaces. You may find that you like to study in the stately Caplin Reading Room, or in the open and sunny Reference Room. Some students prefer to be tucked away in the stacks or to use one of our 10 standing desks.
Available on all three floors of the Law Library, carrels offer privacy, power outlets, and (often) task lighting.
There are nine group study rooms located on the first and second floors of the Law Library. Law students can book rooms in advance.
Need a break from all that studying? Visit myLab on the second floor! This conversation-friendly space features:
The Klaus Reading Room is a comfortable space for relaxing and reading. It houses course reserve materials, as well as some of our more fun collections: dvds, board games, magazines, and novels.
Your student ID card will serve as a Library card. Bring it and any items you'd like to check out to the first floor Circulation Desk. Please note: Statutes, looseleaf volumes, reports, indexes, and reference materials do not circulate outside the library.
Check out times vary by type of item and type of user. Consult the chart below for general rules.
|Item Type||Faculty||Graduate Students & Staff||Undergrads||All Others|
|Books||Unlimited||Due at the end of the Spring semester, limit of 500||30 days, limit of 500||30 days, limit of 25|
|Bound Journals||Unlimited||Due at the end of the Spring semester||30 days||30 days|
|Audio Books||30 days||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|Microfilm & Microfiche||Unlimited||Due at the end of the Spring semester||30 days||30 days, limit of 25|
|Videos/DVDs||7 days, limit of 5||7 days, limit of 2||7 days, limit of 2||N/A|
Most items can be renewed if not recalled (requested) by another patron. You can request a renewal:
Student fines will be referred to the University Student Financial Services for collection as part of the university's centralized billing system. All fines incurred by non-students must be paid at Alderman Library. Ask about fine forgiveness at the Circulation desk.
|Item Type||Late Fine||Item Max|
|Books||$0.10 per day||$5|
|Periodicals||$1 per day||$20|
|Music and Videos||$1 per day||$20|
|Recalled Items||$1 per day||$20|
|Reserves||$1 per hour||$20|