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The Leon E. Bloch Law Library, like most research libraries, contains a large proportion of materials that do not circulate. These items remain in the library for in-house use only and are shelved in both the general stacks and in the reserve collection, a limited access area located behind the circulation desk.  Most circulating items are shelved among the classified collection in the general stacks on the second floor.

Reserve materials

Materials used frequently or those needed for assigned readings are placed on reserve to make them available to all who need them with as little inconvenience as possible. Because the number of available copies of a particular book or document is often limited, the loan period is restricted to in-library use for a period of two hours. This ensures that each borrower may have a chance to use the material for a reasonable length of time and prevents undue delay to other users.

A list of documents for assigned readings is kept at the circulation desk and is organized by professor and title of class. To determine whether a particular book is on reserve, check the online catalog. A photo ID must be left at the circulation desk for reserve items.

Circulating material

Generally treatises and single volume, bound monographs may be checked out of the library for a period of six weeks. One renewal is allowed if another patron has not put a hold on the book. A photo ID is required to check out books and must be checked out through the automated system.

Non-circulating material
  • Codes, citators, reporters, digests, form books
  • Loose-leaf services, dictionaries, directories, indexes
  • Encyclopedias, microforms, general reference material
  • Any item with a current supplement



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