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Law Library Policies


General Circulation

Law students can check out books from our circulating collection for 30 days with valid Flames Pass ID card.


Circulating materials may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk or over the telephone once unless there is a hold on the item. All materials are subject to recall when due. Materials needed for course reserve are subject to recall at any time.

Alumni, Bench, Bar, and Community Users

The Ehrhorn Law Library provides the students, faculty, and staff of Liberty University School of Law with ready access to a specialized collection of print and electronic legal resources.

Other Liberty University faculty members and graduate students may access the law library for legal research by showing their Flames Pass and signing in at the Circulation Desk. If you are a Liberty University undergraduate student, you may use the Ehrhorn Law Library for faculty-directed legal research assignments with prior approval.

The law library facilities are also available to members of the bar, the judiciary, and scholars seeking access to the collections of the law library. Please sign in and present your photo identification at the Circulation Desk.

Learn more about the services we offer to the legal community.  


The Ehrhorn Law Library is open to the public. Please see the library home page for current hours and restrictions. If you need access to the Reisman Collection, other archival and special collections,  or any other assistance please contact a reference librarian in advance of your visit.

Due to the specialized nature of the law collection, many materials may be used only in the Law Library. For example, reference materials, statutes, session laws, reporters, digests, microform, individual volumes from multi-volume treatises, and periodicals do not circulate outside the Law Library.

Legal Reference and Legal Advice

Reference librarians help you use the library and its collections, but they cannot do legal research for you. Librarians locate information, identify relevant resources, develop search strategies for catalogs, databases, the web and indexes and provide assistance in legal research methodology. The reference staff cannot provide substantive advice on a legal problem, interpret legal materials for you, or explain how the law applies to your particular case.  If you have legal related questions it is recommended that you contact The Virginia State Bar.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials must be requested at the Circulation Desk. Materials are on reserve due to high demand or at the request of a faculty member for a particular course. You can locate material on reserve for a particular course at the “Course Reserve” tab in the Ehrhorn Law Library Catalog System.

Most reserve materials may be borrowed for four hours.

ILL (Inter-library Loan) and Document Delivery Services

Inter-library loan is available for law faculty and law students by request at the Circulation Desk. Also, the law library can request a copy of a specific article if it is not available through our print and database collection.

Requested print material typically requires seven to ten days to arrive by mail. You will be charged for any fines or other charges assessed by the lending library if an item is late, damaged, or not returned at all.

ILL Requests

  • Call: (434) 592-5350
  • Email the reference desk: lawcirc@liberty.edu
  • Request at Circulation Desk

Library Use

Study Areas

The Ehrhorn Law Library provides several study space options for students; large study tables, individual study carrels, and a variety of soft seating options are available for use throughout the library. Additionally, the library maintains several areas where seating is not assigned or reserved. Under no circumstances are personal items to be left in those areas.  Personal items may be kept at assigned study carrels, only. Ehrhorn Law Library study carrels are assigned by class level at the beginning of each fall semester and must be cleared of personal items at the end of each semester.

Group study rooms are for the sole use of law students.  All others will be asked to vacate the group study room.  Group study rooms are intended for collaborative work between two or more law students.  Individual law students may use an available group study room, but will be asked to study elsewhere if a group needs to use the room.  No personal items may be left in the group study rooms. To reserve a study room, please call or visit the front desk. Study rooms may also be reserved utilizing the 25Live scheduling program accessible from the law library’s webpage.

Food and Drink Policy

The Ehrhorn Law Library strives to provide a comfortable and functional study environment for all patrons. Library users may consume food or drinks in the law library but must do so in a considerate manner that maintains a clean, safe library and minimizes the risk of damage to library books, equipment and other property.  All beverages must be in spill proof containers with secure lids.

Food consumption is allowed in the library. Please use good judgment and be respectful and considerate of other patrons when consuming food in the library. Foods that are smelly, or messy should be taken to the student lounge or  break rooms. The law library staff reserves the right to require that foods which are not compatible with this policy be consumed outside of the library space. Failure to comply may result in loss of library privileges or other disciplinary action.

Thank you in advance for cleaning up after yourself, discarding waste in the proper receptacles and reporting any food or beverage spills to library staff immediately so that we can alert our custodial crews.

Print and Copy Machines

Print, photocopy, and scanning services are available to law students in the library. Print and photocopy costs are charged monthly to your Liberty account. Single sided black and white prints cost 8 cents per sheet and single sided color prints cost 76 cents per sheet.

Wireless Access

Liberty University Information Services (LUIS) maintains a campus-wide wireless network.

Connecting to the Liberty wireless network

Lost and Found

All personal items left behind will be collected and made available for retrieval at the library Circulation Desk for a limited time.