Law Library Policies

Circulation

General Circulation

Law students can check out books from our circulating collection for three weeks with valid Liberty One ID card.

Renewals

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.

Liberty Non-Law Student and Community Use

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 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.

In-Library Use Only

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

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 AD FONTES 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


Library Use

Study Rooms

Sixteen group study rooms are available in the law library and the Commons Area for law students only. The three largest study rooms, which accommodate 6-10 people per room, also have audio/visual capabilities. Study rooms may be reserved by logging in to 25 LIVE and selecting the "Create an Event" option at the top. Study rooms are available otherwise on a first-come, first-served basis.

Print and Copy Machines

Print, photocopy, and scanning services are available to law students in the library computer lab. Print and photocopy costs are charged monthly to your Liberty account. Black and white costs 4.5 cents per sheet and color costs 35 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.