Policies And Procedures

Policies

  • Smoking is prohibited within the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. If you use chewing tobacco products, please dispose of finished items in the trashcan.
  • Beverages are permitted.
  • While a small kitchenette at the rear of the library allows students to microwave meals, we encourage students to eat in the Barrister area where tables and chairs are provided for that purpose.
  • Pagers and cellular phones must be placed in vibrate mode when entering the library. Cell phones may be used in the Barrister area.
  • Please re-shelve your library materials.

Procedures

Librarians are on staff to assist students and faculty with research requests. Librarians are trained to assist you with research queries and hold either the M.L.S. (Master’s in Library Science) or J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree. Some are dual degreed, having both an MLS and a JD. They can help devise research strategies, formulate search terms and queries, and help find print and electronic legal and non-legal materials.

Borrowing Privileges for the Circulating Collection

Charleston School of Law students have borrowing privileges each semester they are enrolled in law school. Materials that routinely circulate can be checked out for three weeks. Codes, reporters, loose leafs, periodicals, multi-volume series and books with pocket parts do not circulate. Materials can be renewed once if another patron has not placed a hold on the item. Please contact the Circulation Desk at ext. 1119 or circdesk@charlestonlaw.edu to renew or hold an item.

Inter-Library Loan

If the Law Library does not have an item you would like, we can try to obtain the material from another library via the inter-library loan process. Time to obtain such materials varies. Please fill out either a Book Request Form or a Law Review/Journal Request Form. Follow the directions on the form(s) to submit your request via email. If you have any questions about your request, email ill@charlestonlaw.edu