Circulation, Reserve, and Periodicals Routing Information
- Circulation of Library Materials
- Book Check Out
- Research Assistants and Support Staff
- Periodicals Routing
- Past Exams
CIRCULATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
The Circulation Desk is located in the Main Reading Room
Meredith Rossi, Circulation/Reference Librarian, (212) 998-6364 or
Manina Florez, Head of Collection Services, (212) 998-6301
BOOK CHECK OUT
Faculty can check out most library materials. The "due date" for stack books is the end of each semester. At that time you will receive a list of materials charged out to you, asking you to indicate which items you would like to retain and which you would like to return. You can arrange for the pick up of the latter by calling Meredith Rossi or Manina Florez. You may also view your circulation record on Julius (click "My Julius Account").
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS and SUPPORT STAFF
Your research assistant or secretary may check out books on your behalf, for which you are responsible. Research assistants must have a current authorization form on file at Circulation . The circulation privileges which are extended to law faculty, above, apply when the Research Assistant is borrowing materials for your use, to be kept in your office. More restrictive rules for student borrowing apply when the student is using library materials for his or her own research or coursework. The library will offer all Research Assistants a training session on how to make the best use of the services it provides. We will provide your Research Assistants with your LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords in order for them to complete their online research on your behalf.
The Law Library reserves the right to recall books from faculty when requested by another patron. After the user's loan period is over, the book will be returned to the faculty member. All patron records are confidential, and your name as a borrower is never divulged to requesting patron.
Due to the heavy demand placed on certain types of library materials, we ask that you return them as follows:
Reserve materials - 1 day
Loose-leaf services - 1 week
Bound periodicals - 1 week
Multi-volume treatises - 1 week
In addition to books that are permanently on Reserve, many faculty put books or photocopies on Course Reserve. If you have any materials that you would like placed on Course Reserve for students use, please send them to the attention of Meredith Rossi, Law Library, VH108. Indicate the name of the class for which they will be used, and any borrowing restrictions you desire. The normal circulation period for course materials is 2 hours.
Please allow sufficient time for the library to purchase material not currently owned (minimum one month). In addition, please refrain from informing students that something is on Course Reserve until it is actually there.
Journals and other serial publications may be routed to faculty upon receipt in the library. Please call Joan Liu, Serials Librarian, at (212) 998-6586, if you would like a publication routed to you.
The library does not route loose-leaf releases. Since the value of a loose-leaf service is its currency, it is important that we be able to file loose-leaf releases promptly. We would be glad to send you a copy of the "Report Letter" that accompanies many loose-leaf services. Please contact Joan Liu, (212) 998-6586.
If you subscribe to a loose-leaf service, newsletter, or journal under your Faculty Research Plan, new releases or issues are sent directly to your office. Faculty secretaries who need training in how to file new loose-leaf releases may call Lepa Molinari, at (212) 998-6313.
Faculty may make past exams available to students on the Library's Web page. To do so, please send a copy of any exams to Meredith Rossi, firstname.lastname@example.org, as a Word, WordPerfect or pdf file.