Borrowing from the Law Library

The library has a wide variety of materials available for research. Many of the items in the collection (statutes, periodicals, looseleaf services, etc.) are for library use only.

Loan Terms

Loan terms vary according to material and borrower as follows:

Books

Books are generally located on the 3rd and 4th floors and in our special collections (Walkover, Recreational Reading, Culp). Some books do not circulate. Check the status in the online catalog.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

student

36 days

1 for 14 days if not on hold

faculty

90 days

contact circulation desk

staff

90 days

contact circulation desk

Reserve Material

Reserve material is located on the 2nd floor of the library and includes high use material (e.g. study aids, WSBA Deskbooks), faculty course reserves, and bound exams. Reserve materials are not to be taken from the building, except as mentioned below for overnight checkout.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

student

2 hours

1 for an additional 2 hours if not on hold

faculty

3 days

contact circulation desk

staff

3 days

contact circulation desk

Overnight Reserve Material

Starred reserve materials, mostly hornbooks, other study aids, and course reserve materials, may be checked-out overnight. Overnight materials are marked with a star on their spines.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

day student

checkout after 3 pm; due 11 am the next day

no

evening student

checkout after 3 pm; due by 6 pm the next day

no

faculty

3 days

contact circulation desk

staff

3 days

contact circulation desk

Weekend Overnight Reserve Material

The circulation period for overnight reserve material (those reserve books with stars on their spines) may be extended through the weekend on Thursdays, from 3 p.m. onward. Weekend checkout is not available during exam periods.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

day student

checkout between 3 pm Thursday and closing time on Sunday; due 11 am Monday

no

evening student

checkout between 3 pm Thursday and closing time on Sunday; due 6 pm Monday

no

Videos Not on Course Reserve

Videos are located in the Reserve collection and include a selection of legally-related movies and skills videos. Loan periods and renewals for videos on course reserve differ (see below section). For help on finding videos, consult our Finding Videos guide.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

student

5 days

1 for an additional 2 hours if not on hold

faculty

5 days

Contact circulation desk.

staff

5 days

Contact circulation desk.

Videos on Course Reserve

Videos on course reserve are located in the Reserve collection. For those videos that are "starred", the above Overnight Reserve Material policy applies. For help on finding videos, consult our Finding Videos guide.

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

student

2 hours

1 for an additional 2 hours if not on hold

faculty

3 days

contact circulation desk

staff

3 days

contact circulation desk

Alumni Borrowing

Alumni may use materials in the library. Borrowing privileges are available if an alumni borrowing membership is purchased. For more information on alumni privileges, please see our Alumni Services page.

Overdue Notices

For student borrowers, overdue notices are sent to your SU e-mail and mailed to your home. If books are not returned or fines have not been paid by the end of the semester, a hold will be put on student records, including grades, transcripts, and diplomas.

For faculty and staff, overdue notices are sent to your SU e-mail.

Fines and Replacement Charges

  • Books: 50 cents per day.
  • Reserve Materials: 25 cents per hour for the first four hours; $1.00 per hour thereafter.
  • Replacement costs, including processing fees, will be charged for materials not returned to the library.

Location

Seattle University School of Law Library
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Phone Numbers

Main Number
206.398.4220
Circulation Desk
206.398.4221
Reference Desk
206.398.4225
DDC
206.398.4230
Fax
206.398.4194