Circulation - To check out materials from the law library please go to the Circulation Desk. Materials will be checked out according to the following policy:
You may call the library (419-530-2733) to renew your books or you may renew them via UTMOST on the web.
Reserves - To check out reserve items for two-hour loan in the library, go to the Circulation Desk, where the attendant will retrieve the item you request. Please bring your UT ID, or Michigan or Ohio bar card so that the items may be properly checked out to you.
Fines and Overdues Policy:
Circulating books may be checked out from the library for four weeks. The overdue fine is 25 cents per day, with a one-day grace period and a maximum charge of $25 per item. Circulating books that have been overdue for more than a month are deemed to be lost (see below.)
Reserve items may be checked out for two hours and may not leave the library, unless an exception to this rule has been authorized by the reference librarian on duty. The overdue fine is 50 cents per hour, with a two-hour grace period and a maximum charge of $25 per item. Reserve items that have been overdue for more than a week are deemed to be lost (see below.)
Lost Book Fines & Fees
In addition to the maximum overdue fine of up to $25 per item, books and other circulating items which have been lost will incur a $10 billing fee and a $15 processing fee, as well as the actual replacement cost of the item. Reserve items that have been overdue for more than a week, or circulating books that have been overdue for more than a month, are deemed to be lost.
Food and Drink - Be a good citizen where food and drink are concerned. Food attracts bugs, and bugs eat books. So clean up any crumbs or spills, and throw away any refuse from your meal in one of the many garbage cans in the library. To prevent spills, use a container that has a closable top for your beverages. By being considerate, you will help us maintain a healthy working environment for everybody.
Group Study Rooms - There are nine group study rooms available. The rooms are not soundproof, but are designed for group discussions. Two or more students may reserve a group study room for up to four hours each day. A reservation is needed to guarantee a room at a specific time. An individual law student may reserve a room and use it, but must vacate the room if a group requests use of it. Individuals or groups using a study room without a reservation will be asked to vacate it when necessary to make it available to individuals who have reserved it.
Two weeks prior to and during law school exam periods, Toledo Law students have priority for the study rooms.
One week prior to the due date of their APPELLATE BRIEFS, first year students have priority for the group study rooms.
Law Review Cite Checks - Law Review students who are performing cite checks of articles for the review may keep materials on the middle tables of the law library. The cite check may be maintained until it is due, at which time the library materials must be reshelved by the cite checkers. Cite check tables may contain reporters, periodicals, and single- or multi-volume, unsupplemented (i.e. no pocket part) treatises. The tables may not have any code volumes, supplemented treatise volumes (pocket parts, binders, notebooks, etc.), reference books, Shepards, digests, nor encyclopedia volumes. For these types of materials we suggest you use them at your table and reshelve them straight away.
Special Research Collection Shelves - These shelves make up the outside of the Reserve Area. They are for upper level law student projects as well as for law faculty research projects. One may place reporters, periodicals and single and multi-volume unsupplemented treatises on these shelves. The shelf may be reserved for a three week period and may be renewed until the end of the current term. Please see a Reference Librarian or the Circulation Library Associate for a reservation slip.
Study Space - The law library is reserved for law students and others doing legal research. Some areas and equipment are for the exclusive use of law students. Please observe the restrictions.
Duplication Services - Duplication services are provided free of charge to members of the OhioLink consortium. (Lending is available through the OhioLink online patron initiated request system and is addressed by the LaValley Law Library's Circulation policies.)
Fees are charged to non-OhioLink members, as follows, and payment may be required prior to delivery of materials.
Lending fee for returnable materials (library rate shipping included): $20.00
Duplication of paper format materials (regular postage included):
|1-50 pages||$10.00 fee plus $0.10/page|
|51-100 pages||$20.00 fee plus $0.10/page|
|101+ pages||$30.00 fee plus $0.10/page|
Duplication of microfiche format materials (regular postage included):
|1-30 pages||$10.00 fee plus $0.25/page|
|31-60 pages||$20.00 fee plus $0.25/page|
|61+ pages||$30.00 fee plus $0.25/page|
Rush shipping will incur an additional charge depending upon the requested method of shipping. Fax requests will incur as $15.00 fee in addition to any necessary duplication fees. The turnaround time on a fax request is dependent upon the volume of requests and staffing levels.