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Circulation Policies

Borrowing Eligibility (In-person/walk-in borrowers)

All DePaul patrons and members of consortiums (i.e. I-share, CLAS) with reciprocal borrowing agreements with DePaul must have a valid institution ID in order to check out library materials (i.e. items eligible for circulation/loan based on their privileges). Members who need additional forms to complete the checkout process (i.e. CLAS) should obtain these materials from their institution library first before in-person/walk-in borrowing transactions. ID cards are non-transferrable.

Borrowing Materials

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 (2 renewals possible).
  • Reserve materials (e.g. hornbooks, nutshells, IICLE, faculty course materials, old exams) circulate for 1, 3 or 24 hours (2 renewals for 24-hour items possible, otherwise not renewable).

Treatises can be renewed via the online catalog's renew books/my account page. All other items must be renewed at the circulation desk staff or by telephone at (312) 362-6892.

Fines & Fees

  • Overdue fines, lost book costs, processing fees, etc. are based on the law library's fine policy, available at the circulation desk.
  • Delinquent borrowers may have borrowing privileges revoked and registration for classes and graduation blocked.

Research Carrels

  • Research carrels with lockable shelves are available for faculty research assistants and members of the Moot Court Society, Law Review and other DePaul journals.
  • Carrels are available on a one-semester basis.
  • To obtain a carrel, a student must have a faculty member or journal editor send a letter or email to Heather Hummons, Head of Access Services, ( requesting a carrel assignment.