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Borrowing Materials


Circulation Policy

– Many items in the Law Library collection, including bound journals, do not circulate. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for circulation information regarding the particular materials you wish to use.

To borrow Library materials, all students must have a current WVU student ID card (Mountaineer Card). The magnetic strip on the back of the Mountaineer Card allows students to check out materials at all of the libraries on campus.

Law students may check out circulating books for one semester. Books may be renewed three times. Renewals may be made by calling the Library Circulation Desk at 304-293-5300, by mail/e-mail, in person, or via the Internet.


– It is the responsibility of the borrower to know when library materials are due and to return or renew them on or before the due date.


If a book is currently checked out, you may reserve it by requesting that a hold be placed on it. When it is returned and available, you will be notified.

Contact Information

The Circulation Department Staff is here to help you. They can be reached at:

Interlibrary Loan

– If a student requires a resource that is not owned by the Law Library, she or he may request the resource online from another WVU Library or through our Interlibrary Loan services. (All Interlibrary Loan systems discussed below require use of the WVU MyID or WVU ID number, and “Law Library” should be selected as the Pick-Up Location.)

When searching for resources within the WVULibraries/Interlibrary Loan systems, students should complete the following steps:

  • First, the student should search in WorldCat, our online catalog, to determine if the Law Library owns the resource.
  • Second, If the WorldCat record indicates that another WVU Library owns the resource (i.e., the Downtown, Evansdale, or Health Sciences Libraries), the student may request the book via the “Book Express+” hyperlink available at the bottom of the WorldCat record for that item. Books and all other print materials can be ordered via Book Express+, and the estimated delivery time is two to three days.
  • Third, if neither the Law Library nor the other WVU Libraries own the resource, the student may request the item via  E-ZBorrow, our regional Interlibrary Loan consortium. Only books can be ordered via E-ZBorrow, and the estimated delivery time is one to two weeks.
  • Fourth, and finally, if the student determines that the resource is not available through the Law Library, the other WVU Libraries, or through E-ZBorrow, she or he can request the resource through  ILLiad, our global Interlibrary Loan network. Books and other resources such journal articles and government documents may be requested via ILLiad, and journal articles etc. are delivered electronically via email. Note though that not all requests can be fulfilled, and that the estimated delivery time for books averages two weeks.


Printer/Coper/Scanners are available for student use in the Law Library. Copies are charged at $0.07 per page.

Printing from Law Library Computers

All students and Law Library patrons who print from the Law Library computers will be charged $0.06 per page. Paper will be supplied by the Law Library.

WVU College of Law Technology Staff:

  • Keith Walton, Manager of Network Services 
  • Ken Price, Professional Technologist I                                          304-293-4657,               
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