How do I check out a book?
Circulating items can be checked out at the circulation desk at the entrance of the Law Library. Students will need to have their Panther Card to check out an item.
How long is the circulation period?
Law Library circulating materials generally circulate for four weeks. The due date is written on a bookmark provided when the item is checked out.
How much is a fine for overdue materials?
The Law Library charges the following fines for materials kept past their due date:
10¢/minute for a study room key
25¢/day for four week circulating items
50¢/day for one week circulating items
50¢/day for recalled four week circulating items
50¢/hour for reserve items
Patrons are blocked if they have:
$10.00 in fines for four week circulating items
$50.00 in fines for one week circulating items
three or more items overdue
Beginning the first full week the items are overdue, an overdue notice is sent to the patron. Two additional notices are sent at 14 day intervals if the items are still not returned.
If the items are not returned within one month of the due date, an invoice is sent to the patron. The invoice will list charges for replacement of the item and a $20.00 processing fee.
If the overdue item is not returned after the fourth and final notice, or if the overdue charge has not been paid by the end of the quarter or semester in which the item was borrowed, the patron's academic records will be blocked through the Registrar's Office.
How do I renew a book?
Materials may be renewed if no one else has placed a hold on the items. Patrons may renew:
How do I place a hold on an item?
Any patron with borrowing privileges may place a hold on an item that is checked out. When the item is returned, Circulation notifies the patron with the hold request. The held item is placed on the hold shelf for one week for the patron to pick up.
How do I check out Reserve Materials?
Reserve items can be checked out for three hours at a time. Only two Reserve items may be checked out in a three hour period. The items can be renewed after a one hour wait period.
GSU students must use their Panther Card to check out Reserve items.
Reserve books and audio tapes may be checked out for overnight use, two hours prior to closing. Items are due back the next day one hour after the Law Library opens.