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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Library & Technology Services

A resource guide with information about accessing electronic resources and Law Library and Technology services.

If you have questions at any time about materials you have checked out or would like to check out, email lawcirc@gmu.edu.

Check-out

We will still check out books physically, using your GMU ID, at the Circulation Desk. Most books in the Library circulate for a 3-week loan period. Items on Reserve in Fall 2020 will circulate for 24 hours. All books returned will be quarantined for 3 days. If you receive an overdue notice during this 3-day period, disregard it. If you have any concerns, email lawcirc@gmu.edu.

Return books in the designated bins at the Circulation Desk.

Hold requests

You may email lawcirc@gmu.edu and ask Library staff to pull from the shelf and hold books that you would like to check out. Provide the call number and enough title and author information for staff to find the book. You must first use the Library catalog to find the books and their call numbers. Staff will let you know by email when your books are ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Document Delivery

To help you avoid a trip to the Library, Library staff can copy select pages of a book or print journal that you might need for a spading project, research assignment, or other project. The request must be clear about the call number, title, author, and page numbers needed. If the request is for many pages, it probably violates copyright and cannot be fulfilled. Email lawcirc@gmu.edu. If your request is sufficiently clear and does not violate copyright, staff will scan the pages and email them to you as soon possible. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For materials that we do not have within the Library or within one of our many online databases, we can try to borrow the material from another Library. We use the ILLiad system most frequently. The ILLiad request link and much helpful information is available here. If you need only select pages, please provide that information in the form. If you need help locating material, please contact a reference librarian. For questions about the ILL form, turn-around time, or other ILL specifics, email lawcirc@gmu.edu