Law Library - Borrowing Privileges

Purpose and Scope: 
To describe the borrowing privileges for U. of W. members at Law Library
Procedures: 

Effective July 2015:

1) The Law Library will honour all Leddy Library borrower cards regardless of category (i.e. our alumni borrowers will have borrowing privileges at Law as well without having to purchase a separate card from Law)

2) The Leddy Library will also honour Law’s external borrower cards and allows borrowing privileges for them based on our circulation policies.

Members of the public and practicing lawyers may obtain borrowing privileges at the Law Library by paying an annual fee at the Law Library.

At the Law Library, the general loan period is 28 days. Reserve loan period is 5 hours generally; some books are 2 or 3 hours, or 1day; a few reserve books do not circulate. Fines are 50 cents per day for materials in regular circulation and 60 cents per hour for materials on reserve.

Renewals must be done in person or online through the Patron tab at the top of the web-based catalogue. Renewals cannot be done by phone.

Law Library books must be returned to the Law Library and Leddy Library books must be returned to Leddy Library.

Guidelines:
(Exceptions to the rule)

Many materials in the Law Library do not circulate. These include Reference materials, Law Reports, Statutes and Regulations, Periodicals, Digests, and Statute Citators.

Law students should note that excessive fines at the Law Library may affect the ability to charge out materials at Leddy Library. Borrowing privileges will be suspended at the Law Library when unpaid fines reach $50. Borrowing privileges will be suspended at Leddy Library when unpaid fines reach $10.00.

Borrowing privileges may be suspended for failure to pay fines and/or return books, failure to co-operate with library staff, or failure to follow the Library Behaviour Code.

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