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Borrowing Policies


All current ASU students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from the Law Library.   A Proxy is required to check out materials for another borrower.

Loan Periods

A Sun Card or photo ID must be presented when checking out library material.  Loan periods are based on borrower category and type of material checked out. 

Community Cards30 days
Undergraduates, Honors College Students    120 days
Masters, PhD, Law Students365 days    
Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants365 days
Faculty, Staff, Adjuncts365 days

Materials in these collections have different loan periods:

Course Reserves4 hours   
Reserve4 hours
Study Skills14 days     

Items in the Study Skills Collection may be checked out by Law Students only.  Course Reserves and select Reserve materials are not eligible for check out by Community Card holders.

There is no limit on the number of items that can be checked out at one time for ASU affiliates. 

Community Card holders may have 25 items checked out at one time.


Renewals for eligible items will be automatically processed five days before the due date.  Renewals on most Law Library materials are unlimited, with the following exceptions:

  • Reserve, Course Reserve, requested materials, and materials checked out with special permission are not renewable.
  • Study Skills items may be renewed for an additional 2 loan periods.
  • Interlibrary loan books are not automatically renewed.  To request a renewal, please use our ILL Renewal form.

Renewals cannot be processed if your borrowing privileges have been suspended due to expired registration or fines over $25.

Other ways to renew:

In person: Bring your photo ID to the Law Library Circulation Desk or the circulation desk at any ASU Library.

Online: Use My Library Account.  You will need to enter your ASURITE ID and password to login.


Law Library materials are subject to recall.  Checked out library items can be recalled when requested by another borrower.  This process may change the due date and prevents a renewal of the requested item.  If an item checked out to your account is recalled, you will receive a recall notice via email.

Recalls are due 14 days after the request is placed, unless the original due date is within 14 days. 

Items not returned by midnight on the recall due date are billed a daily fee of $5 per item, to a maximum of $25.

Failure to receive a recall notice does not relieve you of the responsibility of returning recalled items by the due date and paying any associated fees.

Returning Library Materials

Note: All returned library materials will be quarantined for 24 hours before being checked in.  Returned books will remain on your library account until the quarantine period has passed.   Any fines accrued during the quarantine period will be waived.

The Law Library has two book return locations for your convenience, on the 3rd and 5th floors of the BCLS building.  The 3rd floor book return is located at the circulation desk.  The 5th floor book return is located inside the Hirsch Reading Room, which is card-access only to Law affiliates.  Law Library materials may also be returned to any ASU Library. 

Law interlibrary loan books must be returned to the Law Library.

Notices and Fines

Borrowers are responsible for monitoring the status of their library account, including due dates, recalls, and fees.  View your account online (ASU affiliates only) through My Library Account or call the Circulation Desk at 480-965-6144.

Overdue notices are sent periodically as a courtesy.  Failure to receive notices does not relieve you of the responsibility of returning library materials on time or paying any fees incurred.  Notices are sent to the email address in your library account.  

 Billing FeeReplacement ChargeDate Assessed
Books and Media$10.00$100.0031st day after due date
Study Skills$10.00$100.008th day after due date   

Replacement fees will be waived if items are returned undamaged within one year of billing.

Library fees totaling more than $25.00 will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges.

Paying Fees

Fines for Law Library materials may be paid:

Online through MyASU (ASU students, faculty, and staff only). 

In Person at the Cashiering Services location on each campus.

By mail.  Make a check or money order payable to Arizona State University and send to:

Cashiering Services
PO Box 0303
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0303
For questions about Law Library fines or to appeal a charge, contact Carrie Henteleff or 480-965-7114.

  Replacement fees will not be refunded more than 6 months after payment.  Billing fees are not refundable.

Contact Us

For questions about Law Library materials or policies, please contact the Ross-Blakley Law Library Circulation Desk: 480-965-6144.