Rinn Law Library
The primary mission of the Law Library is to serve the research and study needs of the DePaul university community. The Library is, however, open to the public. Persons entering the Library must swipe their DePaul ID for access, or else ring the bell and sign in at the Circulation Desk and present a valid photo ID.
Most of the Law Library's collection is non-circulating. However, the following items can be checked out:
- TREATISES (i.e. books)
Circulate for 28 days (3 renewals possible)
- JOURNALS (bound and unbound)
Circulate for 24 hours (with 2 renewals possible)
- RESERVE MATERIALS (e.g. hornbooks, nutshells, IICLE, faculty course materials, old exams)
Circulate for 1 or 3 or 24 hours (2 renewals for 24 hour items possible; otherwise not renewable)
Treatises can be renewed via the online catalog's My Account page. All other items must be renewed at the circulation desk staff or by telephone 312.362.6892.
Fines & Fees
Overdue fines and/or lost book cost and processing fees, etc. are calculated based on the Law Library's fine policy. A copy of the policy is available at the circulation desk. Delinquent borrowers may have their borrowing privileges revoked and their registration for classes and graduation blocked.
The Law Library maintains research carrels with lockable shelves for the use of faculty research assistants and members of the Moot Court Society, DePaul Law Review, and other DePaul journals. Carrels are available for one semester periods. To obtain a carrel, a student must bring the Circulation Manager a letter from a College of Law faculty member or a journal editor, requesting a carrel assignment for the student. Selected materials can be checked out to an assigned carrel for sixteen weeks, with the understanding that these materials may not be removed from the Library by the carrel holder.