Circulation, Reserve, and Periodicals Routing Information

Circulation of Library Materials

The Circulation Desk is located in the Main Reading Room, (212) 998-6312

Coleman Ridge, Collection Services Administrator,  (212) 998-6584

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 contacting Coleman Ridge. You may also view your circulation record on Julius (click on "My Julius Account").

Research Assistants and Support Staff

Your research assistant or faculty assistant may check out books on your behalf, for which you are responsible. To do so though, research assistants must have a current authorization form on file with the Library's circulation department. The circulation privileges which are extended to Law faculty apply when your research assistant or faculty assistant borrows materials for your use, to be kept in your office. More restrictive rules apply when a student borrows library materials for his or her own research or coursework. If requested, the Library will offer your research assistants training on how to make the best use of the Library materials and services. Request such training through your library liaison.


The Library reserves the right to recall books from faculty when requested by another patron. After the patron's loan period is over, the item will be returned to the faculty member, if requested. All patron records are confidential, and your name as a borrower will not be divulged to the 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

Course Reserve

Law Faculty may place books, articles, book chapters, CDs, and videos on Course Reserve at the Law Library Circulation Desk. To do so, complete the Course Reserve Form, which identifies the material to the be placed on course reserve, pertitent course name and semester, and email the completed form to Coleman Ridge. Faculty are asked to submit this form as soon as possible before the start of the semester to permit adequate time to order and process material not currently in the Library's collection. Faculty may also place personal copies of material on Course Reserve. Please bring those materials to the Circulation Desk.

Periodicals Routing

Print journals and other serial publications to which the Library subscribes may be routed to faculty. Please contact your library liaison to initiate this service. Please note that the Library does not route loose-leaf releases. If you subscribe to a print journal or loose-leaf service, under your Faculty Research Plan, new issues or releases will be sent directly to your office. Faculty assistants who need training in how to file new loose-leaf releases may call Aparna Frank at (212) 998-6313.