Borrowing Books & Materials
Currently enrolled (active) Barry or UCF students may check out up to 50 items from the Law Library with a valid student ID.
Most books may be checked out for 30 days; reserve materials for 4 hours; DVDs/CDs for 2 days; equipment (MacBook chargers, headphones) for 4 hours.
Students are not permitted to check out periodicals, books designated as Library Use Only, and CLE materials.
Faculty may check out up to 75 items from the Law Library. At the end of each semester, their liaison will contact them to arrange for the renewal or the return of library materials that are no longer needed.
Most books may be checked out for 120 days, with some exceptions.
Barry alumni may check out up to 10 items for a period of two (2) weeks for most books, with some exceptions. A valid government-issued photo ID or Barry student ID is required.
Florida Bar Members
Florida Bar Members may check out up to 5 items for period of one (1) week. Bar members are only permitted to check out print books and CLE materials. A valid government-issued photo ID and FL Bar card are required.
If an item is currently checked out to another patron, a hold request may be placed on that item, either online or in-person at the Circulation desk. Follow the instructions below to place a hold or ask a Librarian for assistance.
How to Place a Hold
While many of our items are available to request, there are a few items, including those with a status of Library Use Only, that cannot be put on hold.
If an item is currently checked out to another patron, a hold request may be placed on that item. A hold may be requested either online or in-person at the Circulation desk.
Library material is considered recalled when the user is notified that the material needs be returned to the Library (usually due to high demand for the item/special circumstances warranting the prompt return of the item). All library materials are subject to being recalled after the borrower has had the item for at least 14 days (sooner for Reserve items). This will result in a change to the item’s due date.
Recalled books must be returned without delay. Failure to return books that have been recalled will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.
Once the recalled item is returned, the patron who placed the hold will be notified via email that the item is ready for pick up. The patron will then have three (3) days to pick up the item. If the item is not picked up on time, it will be returned to the shelves or made available to the next person on the waiting list, if applicable.