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Borrowing Materials

Circulation Policies

Law students, upon presenting a valid UT ID to Circulation staff, may check out any of the Library's circulating materials. Loan periods for circulating materials vary based on the type of material. (Primary source materials, digests, looseleaf binders, microforms, periodicals, and reference resources generally may not be checked out.)


If you can't locate an item you need at Tarlton or UT Libraries, you can submit an interlibrary loan request.

Course Reserves

Your professor may have asked the Library to put materials for his or her course on reserve. Current course reserve lists are searchable through the online catalog, TALLONS:

The Library maintains items in course reserve as determined by the course instructor. To ensure that all students can have access to the same items, instructors place books, copies of articles, or videos/DVDs in Reserve, in closed stacks behind the Circulation Desk on the main second floor of the Library.

These materials are available for limited checkout periods from the Circulation Desk whenever the Library is open. (Loan periods for Reserve materials are determined by the course instructor and vary between 2 hours or 24 hours.) There are no holds or renewals on Reserve items. To allow others a chance to use an item, it may only be checked out again after waiting one hour after its return.

Borrowing Technology

Law students may checkout laptops, AC adapters and other technology from the Library's Circulation Desk.

Laptops – Dell laptops and Apple MacBooks are available for 24-hour loan to law students. Because the Library is unable to guarantee problem-free operation with any software not installed by the Library, Library-owned laptops cannot be used for Law School examinations.

AC Adapters – AC adapters for selected laptops are also available for 24-hour checkout to law students. Adapters available include those for Dell Latitudes and Apple MacBooks.

MacBook VGA Adapters – This adapter, used to connect a MacBook to a video projector, is available for 24-hour checkout to law students.

Flip Video Cameras – To help law students prepare for oral advocacy exercises, there are Flip video cameras available for 24-hour loan. Tripods are also available for checkout.

Audiocassette Players – Audiocassette players are available for 2 hour loan (library use only) for users wishing to listen to audiocassettes.

Headphones – Headphones are available for 2 hour loan (library use only) for users wishing to listen to audiocassettes or other audio.