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To borrow circulating materials from the Law Library, you must possess a valid JagTag (IUPUI identification card). All IU/IUPUI faculty, students, and staff are permitted to borrow materials from the collection. Materials are available to attorneys and the general public for use in the library only. For further information, contact email@example.com.
Borrowers are responsible for materials checked out in their names. It is the responsibility of each borrower to inform the University of a lost or stolen ID/Jagtag, change of mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address. Students, faculty, and staff should also inform their “home” library if their IDs/Jagtags are lost or stolen.
The majority of the library’s circulating material is located in the classified collection on the third floor. Any item that is part of a multi-volume set, has a pocket part, or is bound in a loose-leaf binder may only be used in the library.
Materials in the general reserves, course reserves, faculty archives, and the audio/video collections also circulate, but these materials have very limited loan periods.
Books circulate for one month. Members of the law school faculty are permitted extended loan periods for all items. Materials from reserve, archive, and A/V collections circulate for 2 hours.
Two renewals are permitted on an item as long as another patron has not requested it. Most materials can be renewed online through My Account in IUCAT. If you encounter any problems, contact the Circulation Desk at 317-274-4028 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Items can also be renewed in person.
Law school students, faculty, and staff may login to IUCAT and place requests for delivery of materials from another IU library using the “Request Delivery” button. Requests for delivery of items from other IU libraries usually take 4-7 business days to receive. If there is no Request Delivery button for the item you want, the item is not available for delivery.
You may request to recall an item only after all other borrowing options have been exhausted. Only items owned by the Law Library may be recalled.
If materials checked out to you have been recalled, you have 10 days to return them to the library. Some recalls may be due immediately if they are needed for reserves or other administrative purposes. Recalled items are not eligible for renewal, and failure to return a recalled item by the recall due date may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.
There are two drop boxes for library materials. One is located at the Circulation Desk. The other is to the left of the northern door to the library. Faculty may also return materials in the “library return” bins located near the mailboxes in the second and third floor faculty suites. Law Library items may also be returned to any IU library.
Ruth Lilly Law Library does not charge daily fines for overdue items owned by this library. However, items borrowed from other IU libraries or through interlibrary loan are subject to recall, overdue, and lost item policies and fines as set forth by those lending libraries.
You may inform the Law Library at any time that an item has been lost and make payment arrangements. If an item is more than 51 days overdue, it will be declared “lost” and a fee will be generated totaling the amount of a replacement cost plus $25.00 in processing fees. This charge will post to your University Bursar account. Outstanding library fees on your Bursar account will prevent registration for classes, requests for transcripts, and issuance of diplomas. In addition, library accounts with lost materials will be suspended from further borrowing until the materials are paid for or returned.
If the library material is returned in usable condition within six months after being billed by the Bursar, your account may be credited the cost of the replacement item less the $25 processing fee. Materials returned after six months will not receive any refund.