The Leon E. Bloch Law Library, like most
research libraries, contains a large proportion of materials
which do not circulate. These items remain in the Library
for in-house use only and are shelved in both the general
stacks, and in the Reserve collection, a limited access area
behind the Circulation Desk. Most circulating items are
shelved among the classified collection in the general
stacks on the second floors. The details of Circulation
policies and procedures are described below. Please refer
any questions regarding circulation of materials to the
Manager of Public Services.
Materials on Reserve - Materials
used frequently or those needed for assigned readings are
placed on reserve to make them available to all who need
them with as little inconvenience as possible. Because the
number of available copies of a particular book or document
is often limited, the loan period is restricted to two
hours. This ensures that each borrower may have a chance to
use the material for a reasonable length of time and
prevents delay to other users.
To determine whether a particular book or
document is "on reserve," a list of those materials is
available at the Circulation Desk. The desk attendant will
be happy to provide assistance. These records are also
accessible through the online catalog.
To obtain a reserve item, patrons
should ask the desk attendant to retrieve it. Generally, the
item should be identified by author, title and, when
appropriate, the name of the professor who placed it on
Materials not on Reserve - All
books to be charged out must be taken to the Circulation
Desk. An ID is required to check out materials. For each
book, the borrower must charge out the materials through
the automated system.
Overdue Materials - An overdue
notice is sent to the borrower if the item is not returned
by the due date. The receipt of a second overdue notice will
suspend the patron's checkout privilege. All books must be
returned to reinstate these privileges.
The loan period for each type of
circulating material is based upon the usual and expected
demand for the material. Materials may be checked out only
to University of Missouri students, University
of Missouri Faculty and local practicing attorneys.
A. Two Hours:
These materials shall not be taken out of
C. Three Weeks:
D. Non-circulating Materials:
citators, reporters, digests,
Looseleaf services, dictionaries,
Encyclopedias, microforms, general
Any item with current
NO LIBRARY MATERIALS MAY BE TAKEN FROM THE BUILDING
UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN PROPERLY CHECKED
The large number of books that are
continually removed from the law library shelves makes it
difficult to efficiently reshelf them. Books that have to
be reshelved by the library staff are unavailable for up to
24 hours, depending on the amount of books left un-shelved.
To solve this problem and to avoid the frustration of not
finding the books needed, each patron should reshelf the
book he or she uses after finishing with it. The volume
numbers and binding of reporters and periodicals make this
easy to do.