University Libraries Borrowing Privileges
- Law faculty may borrow books and other materials from any University Libraries location.
- Must present university ID in order to check out material.
- Law faculty are responsible for all materials charged to their account.
- More information about borrowing privileges
- The CAT is the online catalog of materials owned by Penn State Libraries.
- The Law Library catalog is fully integrated with University Libraries.
- Access the CAT
I Want It
- “I Want It” is a feature of the CAT for requesting delivery of materials from one Penn State library location to a requested library location for pick-up.
- Click on the “I Want It” icon when the selected item is displayed.
- Choose the pick-up location from the drop-down list.
My Library Account
- Feature of the CAT:
- View the status of materials that have been requested through the CAT
- View items checked out
- Renew items
- Cancel holds
Fines and Charges
- Fines and charges may be assessed for lost books, failure to return recalled materials, or overdue fines on certain materials.
- Law faculty are not subject to payroll wage garnishment for payment of fines and charges however, borrowing privileges may be suspended until payment of charges is made through alternate means.
- Law faculty should make every effort to avoid fines and charges.
- The Access Services Supervisor should be notified for assistance with payment and resolution.
Faculty Office Checkout
- Members of the law faculty have a personal library account and a “Faculty Office Account”.
- Personal Library Account
- University Libraries owned materials may only be checked out to a personal account.
- May be recalled for use by other patrons.
- Faculty Office Account
- Law School owned materials may be checked out to a faculty office account.
- No due date, no renewals, no recalls
- Faculty may request an item for purchase and faculty office checkout (See Faculty Purchase Requests for more information).
- Periodically inventoried by the law library.
Library Proxy Service
- The Law Library Proxy Service allows a faculty member to authorize their research assistants to check out or place holds on library materials directly to the faculty member’s library account.
- Library Materials
- Only items owned by Penn State libraries may checked out using the proxy service.
- Inter-library loan materials must be requested by either the faculty member or the Access Services Supervisor; these items are non-transferable.
- The law library requires both the faculty member and research assistant to sign an agreement form to authorize the service.
- The service must be renewed on a yearly basis.
- The forms can be obtained from the Law Library or online.
- ILLiad is the the interlibrary loan system used by the Penn State University Libraries.
- Law faculty may request:
- Items (books, articles, DVDs, etc) from libraries outside of the Penn State network.
- Document, such as a copy of an article, from another Penn State library.
- To request an item log into ILLiad using PSU credentials.
- Call (717-240-5267) or email the Law Library for assistance.
- Course Reserve
- To place a physical item, such as a book, on reserve at the law library circulation desk, contact the Access Services Supervisor.
- Articles and other easily scanned items will be placed on E-Reserve.
- E-Reserve (Electronic Reserve)
- To make readings available online, email the law library at DickinsonLawLib@psu.edu
- E-Reserve material may be accessed through the online library catalog or linked to your course page.