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Services for Law Review and Journal Students

Working in the LIbrary

Journals may use the Library for book pulls and staff edits.

Tips on locating a book in the Library:

  • Map It! catalog feature: If you look up an item in the catalog, that item's catalog record shows a button labeled "Map It!" on the right side. The button will bring up a floor map displaying where the item is located, highlighting in red the book stack on which the item is shelved. There is also a mobile friendly version of the catalog.
  • Library floor maps: maps with call numbers are available on the Library's website, including in pdf for printer-friendly versions. You can also ask for maps of the stacks at the Library's circulation desk.

Tips on finding a book that is missing from the shelf:

  • Double check the catalog to make sure it is not checked out after all or recently returned.
  • Check the red shelves on the 3rd and 4th floors (Stacks 318, 326, 417, and 426) to see if it is waiting to be reshelved.
  • Check the shelves set aside for law review book pulls on the 4th floor, near Room 4.203.
  • Ask at the front circulation desk for further assistance.

If you are having trouble finding a book in the library, please ask for assistance at the library’s Circulation Desk.

Journal Reserve Shelving

map of library use only materials

The Library has specially designated shelves where journal members can store library use only materials while using them for citation checks. These shelves are located on the 4th Floor at Stacks 401-403.



To use these shelves: 

  • Bring the books you are using to the circulation desk.
  • Tell the circulation desk what journal you are from and that you would like to check them out to the journal shelves.
  • Place them in your journal's designated area on the journal shelves on the 4th Floor
  • When you are finished, put the books on one of the three nearby red redistribution shelves. 

Many items we have that you cannot otherwise borrow can be checked out to the journal shelves in this way. These items include:

  • Multi-volume sets
  • Loose-leaf titles
  • State codes
  • State reporters

Some high-use materials cannot be checked out to the journal shelves. These include: 

Journal Room

The Journal Room (Room 3.213) is now available for students on journals to use for cite checking or other journal tasks.  The Journal Room is on the third floor, between the Student Collaborative Study Space and the portrait of Baron John Bowes.

This Journal Room is for the use of journal students only and is ordinarily locked. To use it, journal students must first reserve the room.

Here are general guidelines for reserving and using the Journal Room.

1. To reserve the Journal Room, please email your request to Martha Clark

2. Reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.

3. Reservations can be made for a morning block (8am to noon), an afternoon block (noon to 5pm), or an evening block (5pm to 10pm). When making a reservation, please let Martha know what journal you are on, for which date, and which block (morning, afternoon, or evening) you would like.

4. Each journal can reserve up to 4 blocks a week.

5. Tarlton's standard policies on food and drink (i.e., small snacks and beverages in covered containers permitted) and personal belongings (i.e., don't leave them unattended) apply in the Journal Room.

6. The door is normally locked, so if you are accidentally locked out while using the room, please contact the Circulation Desk.