General Library Policies
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 305-284-3728.
Food & Drink
Eating is permitted in the Library, and 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.
Study Room Policy*
At this time, we will not be reserving study rooms in the library. The existing rooms will be availalble on a first-come, first-serve basis with no keys. (Students should maintain appropriate physical distancing as identified in each room.)
The law school has a limited number of spaces available for law students in designated Zoom rooms. In order to use one of these spaces, students must make a reservation at the Circulation Desk in the law library or call the Circulation staff at 305-284-3563 . A space may be reserved up to 24 hours in advance. Reservations will match the course time blocks (e.g. 8-9:40, 10:10-11:50). Students must use headphones or earbuds while in these rooms.