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  
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.