Borrowing Materials from the Law Library
Law Faculty members receive an extended loan period on checked out materials (until June 30th of the following year) and are exempt from fines for all Law Library materials.
Borrowing Materials from Other Campus Libraries
Due dates vary based on the policies set by the lending library. These libraries also enforce an active fine collection policy for all campus faculty.
Renewals for all campus libraries may be made online by logging on to MyLibrary with your ONYEN and password. They can also be renewed by a library supervisor at the Law Library Circulation Desk.
Items from other campus libraries (with the exception of audio-visual and reserve materials) may be returned to the Law Library Circulation Desk for routing to the appropriate library. However, circulation staff cannot waive fines for these materials.
Faculty members can request an item that is currently checked out to another patron. From the UNC Libraries catalog, click the Request button next to the item you would like to receive. Log into your account and select recall UNC copy.
Request Books & Articles
The Faculty Information Delivery Service (FIND) makes it easy for Law Faculty members to obtain a variety of library and research resources. Simply click the link to the ILLiad Request Form to make your request. From books in the Law Library’s collection to items that must be ordered through Interlibrary Loan, you can request them on one simple form. The Law Library will either email or deliver the requested items to your mailbox. Requests can include the following:
- Journal articles, cases, or other documents scanned from our own collection or retrieved from Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, or other online databases.
- Books and other materials obtained from our collection and from other libraries on the UNC-CH campus.
- Materials from Duke, NC State, and NC Central Universities plus other libraries via Interlibrary Loan. (Please note that materials from other libraries have limited loan periods and that the Law Library cannot waive fines from these libraries.)
To check the progress of your request or to report a problem, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who may use the FIND Service?
All regular, clinical, or visiting law faculty, and all law school deans and administrators.
When will I receive my documents?
Requests (other than Interlibrary Loan material) will usually be filled within 24 to 72 hours. When materials must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan, the delivery date will depend upon how quickly the lending library sends the materials.
Can FIND accommodate requests for a long list of materials?
Yes, but please note that multiple requests may take longer than usual, particularly if some items must be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
How do I return materials obtained through FIND?
FIND materials may be returned by dropping them off at the Law Library circulation desk. To help us maintain our borrowing privileges with other libraries, please be sure to comply with all due dates and recall notices. The Law Library cannot waive fines from other university libraries.
Can FIND supply copies for my course pack?
No. The FIND Service supports law faculty research; we are not adequately staffed to meet classroom needs or other customized copying. We can assist in locating materials needed for course packets.
Can my research assistant use the FIND Service?
No, but research assistants can use the campus delivery service, which is available to all UNC students. Also, any of the Law Library’s reference librarians can help your RA with strategies for finding relevant materials.
Staff Contact Information
Access Services Librarian