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Using the Collection

Borrowing Privileges

In recognition of their research and teaching needs, circulation policies are liberal for Texas A&M University School of Law faculty. Regular faculty may check out any item held by the Law Library with no limit on the number of items that may be checked out simultaneously.  Loan periods for Law School faculty members are one year from the date of initial check-out with one renewal allowed.  Adjunct faculty may also check out any item held by the Law Library but the loan period ends at the close of the semester in which they are teaching.  If the Law Library recalls an item, it should be returned promptly; the recall means that someone else needs it for research purposes.

Interlibrary Loan

In support of faculty scholarship and teaching, items that the law library does not own may be borrowed from other libraries using our interlibrary loan service.  Before submitting a request, please search the online catalog to verify that the law library does not already own the material. If the library does not own the item, please contact the reference desk to place an interlibrary loan request.

Office Copies

If a faculty member needs a particular title for indefinite use, the Library may be able to provide an office copy. Faculty members interested in obtaining an office copy of a title should contact Wendy Law at 817-212-3808.

Collection Maintenance

Wendy Law supervises the Law Library’s collection development and maintenance staff, overseeing all shelving,updating, and loose-leaf filing tasks. She will contact Faculty members as necessary regarding updating library material located in their offices.

Copy Cards

Faculty members may check out a faculty copy card for photocopying for their classes or research. Faculty research assistants may also use these copy cards to make copies related to their faculty research projects. If you prefer electronic copies, our copy machines will allow you to scan and email copies to your law school email account. This email service is free.