Currently there are two principles guiding class reserve materials for law school courses. Note: I am not addressing Moodle materials or facpacs – just the materials kept behind the circulation desk in the Law Library.
- Required texts for required classes.
This category is straight forward. These are the same required books you will find at the bookstore.
2. Materials that are placed on reserve at the request of the course instructor.
This category is less straight forward because it often includes the required texts for non-required classes. This sometimes leads people to believe that all required texts are on reserve in the library – not true.
What’s available? And how do I find out?
There is an easy way to ascertain exactly what is on reserve for any law school course and whether or not it is currently available.
1. Go to the law library home page.
2. Find the link to the library catalog (either in the center or upper left).
3. Select course reserves.
4. Click on Courses.
If your class is listed in the pop up menu, then there are materials placed on reserve for that class. However, if your class is not listed in the pop up menu, there are no materials on reserve for that class.
If you select and search a particular class you will learn which materials are on reserve for that class.
And if you select one of the items listed, you will learn whether or not it is currently available.
If you have further questions about law school class reserves at the Law Library, please don’t hesitate to ask a library staff member or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org