The University of Miami School of Law Library is open for use by alumni, all University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and others doing legal research, although some restrictions are observed during exam periods.
Circulation & Reserves
Most of the material in the Law Library does not circulate. Circulation privileges are only extended to Law School Faculty and Students, UM Graduate students and UM faculty. In order to check out material, you must have your Cane Card with a Law Library barcode affixed to the back. Books check out for 28 days although many of our books do not circulate at all. Renewal may be made by telephone or in person for an additional 28 days if the material has not been requested by another patron. Reserve items circulate for 2 hours, but some Reserve items may be removed from the Library overnight.
Interlibrary Loan or ILL, locates, for Law School Faculty & Students, materials that either are not a part of this Library's collection, or are not readily available. The ILL staff borrows these requested materials from other Public, Private & University Libraries. The Interlibrary Loan Request Form is available on the web. Interlibrary Loan is located in the back of the 1st floor, South side, behind the elevator. Their telephone number is 284-3728.
Food & Drink
Eating is not permitted in the Library, but drinks may be brought into the Library if they are in spill-proof containers.
Other conduct that disturbs Library users or disrupts their work must be avoided. Any violation of these policies may cause the revocation of Library privileges.
Please notify a staff member if you are disturbed by loud conversations or other prohibited activities.
Please click on the Library Services button on the left side of this page for more information.
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian
Using Terms and Connectors
March 4, 1-1:50pm in D236