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Barry University School of Law Library: Browse the collection

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Browse the Collection 

At the Library

The library's print collection is housed on all three floors of the building, with the general collection beginning on the third floor. The library's reserve collection, which includes study aids, course reserves, DVDs, and special equipment, are available upon request at the Circulation desk. 

The library also has an online collection of study aids and databases available to students 24/7.

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Search the Catalog

All users may search the library's catalog directly or from the Law Library home page.

We recommend keyword searching to start with, unless you have the specific title, author, or ISBN for a book.

The catalog will search across Barry Law Library's and Barry University's entire collection of print and online materials, and you will be able to filter your results.  

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How to Read a Library Record

When you retrieve a record in the catalog for a print title, there are a few elements to make note of, including the location, call number, and status.


Most of the library's print materials that are available to students will have one of the following locations:

  • 1st floor (Law Library)
  • 2nd floor (Law Library)
  • 3rd floor (Law Library)
  • Law-Permanent Reserve
  • Law CD/DVD Media Cabinet

Items with a location of Law-Permanent Reserve and Law CD/DVD Media Cabinet are located at the Circulation desk. Other items are located in the general collection, which is housed on the three floors of the library. 

You may also encounter items with the location Law-CLASP Program or Law-Career Services Office. Items with this location are not part of the library's collection and may be checked out by visiting the designated department. 

The Law Library shares a catalog with the main campus located in Miami, whose items have a location of Main Circulating. If you wish to check out these items, you can request the title through Interlibrary Loan

Call Number

Each item in the library's collection is assigned an individual call number, which keeps the collection in order and allows staff and patrons to locate titles on the shelf. If you are visiting the library stacks, please make note of the call number or ask a librarian for assistance. 

Parts of a Call Number Explanation
PS General subject area (K = Law, PS = American Literature)
3562 Classification number narrows the topic within the subject area
.E353 The cutter number relates to the author, organization's name or title of work

Publication year may refer to the original date of publication or the year of publication for a specific edition

The status indicates whether or not an item is available to check out. The three main statuses you will encounter are:
  • Available - the item is available at the Law Library and able to be checked out
  • LIB USE ONLY - the item is available on the shelf, but may not be checked out and removed from the library
  • DUE (XX-XX-XXXX) - the item is checked out to another patron at this time. You may place a hold on the item and will receive a notification when the item is available to pick up. 

If you encounter a different status to one listed above (ex. ON DISPLAY, Request from FLARE), please ask a librarian for assistance.

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