Borrowing & Renewing
Borrowing Privileges

Students may borrow circulating items for 90 days, and items can be renewed once. However, much of the collection is non-circulating, and must remain in the library for all to use. This is because legal research materials work together like a complex machine: for the whole to function, all of the parts must be there.

Items that do not circulate include:

  • primary sources (statutes, case reporters, and administrative regulations)
  • looseleaf services
  • digests
  • citators
  • reference materials

For more information about borrowing from the library, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

Renew a Book

Renew your books in any of the following ways:

  • Bring it to the Circulation Desk.
  • Call the Circulation Desk at 860-570-5012.
  • Email the Circulation Desk.
  • Renew your books online. Log into your Library Account  
Holding and Recalling Items

If you need to borrow a book that is currently checked out, you may recall the item.  There are two ways to do this:

  • Fill out a Recall Request card at the Circulation Desk

After a recall request is processed, library staff will contact the person who has the book and notify you via email when it has been returned.  If a recalled item is not returned, the library may be able to obtain the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.

Overdue Notices and Fines

The Law Library strives to make material available for research purposes to all of our patrons.  As a result, strict circulations periods apply. Failure to return library material on its due date will result in accumulating fines.  Lost material is subject to replacement costs, in addition to a processing fee. Please see the list of fees below:

Reserve Items

  • $2.00 / hour

Recalled Items

  • $5.00 / day until returned
  • Items are billed when 60 days overdue

Interlibrary Loans

  • $5.00 / day until returned; maximum of $70
  • Items are billed when 14 days overdue
  • If billed, lending library's charges and $75 processing fee.

Main Collection

  • Items are billed when 60 days overdue. Replacement cost of item and $75 processing charge. 
  • Out of print books and serials are charged at $250 plus the $75 processing charge.
  • At the discretion of the Head of Access Services, customers may arrange to provide a comparable hardcopy of item instead of paying the library's billed price of the item. Acceptance of the hardcopy item is at the discretion of the library. The $75 processing charge will be charged.