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Law Student Guide to the Law Library

This guide provides an overview of the Law Library for law students.

Circulation & Reserves

Circulation

Image of the circulation deskTo borrow items from the Law Library, please place a hold on the item in UCLID. Requested items will be pulled, checked out, and an email sent to you when the items are ready to be picked up. These items will be labeled and placed on the desk across from the circulation desk and should be picked up within 48 hours.

When you are ready to return your items, there is a return bin located on the desk immediately to the left of the entrance to the library.  Returned items will be quarantined for 14 days (at this time) and will then be checked in.  Any fines incurred during the time items are quarantined will be waived.

 At this time, we encourage students to request items to pick up rather than going into the stacks and pulling books from the shelves in an effort to keep within UC’s COVID CAREFUL Guidelines.

Renewals may be made through the online catalog, or by telephone at 556-3016. Check your account and renew books through My Library Record

Library Catalog

 You can access UCLID from any computer connected to the Internet whether on-campus or off-campus.

Search the UC Library Catalog

Always check UCLID first to see if a book is available in our library or another UC library. 

When you find a title through UCLID, the online catalog, that is owned by another library:

  • Click on the Request button. 
  • Enter your username and password
  • Select Law Library as your pick-up library
  • Click on the Submit button.

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will receive an email in your UC email account when it comes. Be aware that it may take 3 or more days to arrive. Check your account and renew books at My Library Record

OhioLINK Catalog Search

If a book you want is not available at UC, you may be able to find and borrow it through the OhioLINK.  Be sure and check UCLID first.  OhioLINK is also accessible through UCLID (click the search OhioLINK button)

When you find a title that is owned by another library:

  • Click on the Request button. 
  • Enter your username and password
  • Select Law Library as your pick-up library

The Law Library does not have the authority to waive fines from other libraries. Check your account and renew books at My Library Record

 

OhioLINK: Ohio's Academic Library Consortium 

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WorldCat Catalog

If a book you want is not available in UCLID or OhioLINK, you will need to submit an Interlibrary Loan Request.

  • Find the book in WorldCat (use the box below for a simple search, use the WorldCat Advanced Search for more search options).
    • To access advanced WorldCat from Off-Campus, you will need to use your UC credentials. 
  • Fill out an ILL form with the information you found in WorldCat. Note that the Law Library does not use ILLiad at this time.

 

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will receive an email in your UC email account when it comes.  Be aware that it may take 10 or more days to arrive.  Circulation loan periods will vary.  Renewal options will also vary.

 

 

Loan Periods

How Long Can You Keep Something Checked Out?

Note that periodicals and reference materials do not circulate.

Loan Periods
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Fines
UC Law Reserves 2-hours $1.00 / hour, $8.00 / day No renewals
UC Books 1 UC semester 2 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
OhioLINK Books 3 weeks 6 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
SearchOhio Books 3 weeks 2 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
UC Audiovisuals 1 week 1 renewal $4.00 / day
OhioLINK Audiovisuals 1 week No renewals $4.00 / day
SearchOhio DVDs 1 week 3 renewals $4.00 / day
Interlibrary Loans Varies Varies Varies

Paying Fines

The Law Library does not have the authority to waive fines from other libraries. Renew books at My Library Record.  Please note that for books where a replacement charge has been billed (30 days overdue), even if the book is later returned there will be a $50 billing fee.

The Fine Appeal Committee (for the entire UC library system) reviews fine charges that patrons wish to appeal. To appeal a fine, complete the Fine Appeal Form. The fine appeal form can be e-mailed to the Circulation and Multimedia Services Department at uclibcirc@ucmail.uc.edu.

Payments of library fines may be made by check or money order (payable to the University of Cincinnati) at Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library. Payments by Bearcat Campus Card (UC ID) may be made at Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library. To pay by mail, send your check or money order to: Interlibrary Services and Access, ATTN: John Stork, Langsam Library, PO Box 210033, Cincinnati OH 45221-0033. Payments can also be made with a Bearcat Card by phone at (513) 556-1424. They do not accept cash or credit. Payments by credit card can be made online.

Book Interlibrary Loan Form

Article Interlibrary Loan Form

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PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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