The Catholic University of America

Circulation & Access Services   

202 319-5156

 Borrowing Policy
 Loan Periods
 Reserve Materials
 Overdue Fines
 Renewals

 

Borrowing Policy

Patrons not affiliated with The Catholic University of America may not take books out of the library.
Because the law library's collection contains primarily reference materials, most materials cannot be checked out.  Single-volume books which are not updated in any way (by pocket part or by looseleaf pages) are the only items that circulate.
You must present a valid CUA I.D. in order to check out materials.
It is the patron's responsibility to know when borrowed items are due.  You can view your patron record and renew your books online.
 
 

Loan Periods

  • CUA Law Students
4 weeks 
2 renewals are allowed,  for a total of 12 weeks
  • CUA Law Alumni 
2 weeks 
1 renewal is allowed for a total of 4 weeks
  • University Non-law Faculty, Staff, and Students
2 weeks 
1 renewal is allowed for a total of 4 weeks

 

 

Reserve Materials

Reserve Materials are located at the Circulation Desk.  Materials kept on reserve include all recent editions of hornbooks and nutshells, DC practice materials, current issues of journals, video and audio tapes, cd-roms, and keys to lockers.
Loan Periods for Reserve Materials
Reserve materials may not be taken out of the library.

  • Books
3 hours 
1 renewal allowed
  • Reserve Files
2 hours 
1 renewal allowed
  • Locker Keys
4 hours 
1 renewal allowed

To check out reserve materials you must present a valid CUA I.D. or driver's license. Non-CUA patrons are issued borrwing cards which enable them to use reserve items. Non-CUA patrons must present a current driver's license in order to receive a borrowing card.
 
 

Overdue Fines 

  • Books
$.50 per book per day overdue
  • Reserve Items
$.25 per item per hour overdue

 

Borrowing privileges may be suspended if excessive fines accumulate.
Students' academic records and/or diploma may be withheld if library materials are not returned or outstanding fines are not paid.

 

 

Renewals

    Materials may renewed according to the above schedule.  It is the patron's responsibility to know when borrowed items are due.
     
    • Book Renewal by Phone: call 202-319-5156.