Circulation Policies

Circulation Loan Periods

CSU College of Law Faculty/Staff 15 weeks
CSU University Faculty/Staff 15 weeks
CSU College of Law Students 4 weeks
CSU Students 3 weeks
CSU Graduate Students 4 weeks
CSU College of Law Alumni 3 weeks
Ohio Bar Association Members 3 weeks
OhioLINK materials 3 weeks
Audiovisual materials for all patrons 1 week
OhioLINK Audiovisual materials for all patrons 1 week (no renewal)
Materials to public patrons 3 weeks
Iphone/Macbook chargers (CSU students and staff only) 2 hours

View Your Record in Scholar

Manage your check-outs and holds by logging into Your Account in Scholar, the Library catalog. In your account, you can also view fines and renew items. To log in, you will need your name, CSU ID number, and a PIN number that you assign.

Checking Out

Students, Faculty and Staff: In order to check out materials from the Law Library, you need to have a VikingCard. Get your VikingCard at the VikingCard Office located in Room 112 of Berkman Hall (formerly, Main Classroom.)

Alumni: Obtain an Alumni Borrower's card via this online form or in person at the Information Services Desk.

Ohio Bar Members: Apply for a borrower's card in person by presenting your Ohio Bar card.

Students/Faculty of Ohiolink Institutions: Use your institution's ID card

Public Patrons: A valid library card from a participating OhioLink institution or SearchOhio library card

Renewing Materials

Renew your library materials through Scholar or by calling the Information Services Desk at (216) 687-2250. The number of times an item can be renewed depends upon the lender and the material type.

  • CSU College of Law Library materials: 3 renewals
  • OhioLink materials: 6 renewals
  • Inter-Library Loan materials: Case-by-case basis
  • Audio-Visual materials: Case-by-case basis

Please note that all materials are subject to immediate recall.

Fine Policies

For Law Library Items

  • Item Replacement Fee (for lost materials): $90

See the Michael Schwartz Library’s policy page for information on fines at the main library.

For OhioLINK Items

  • Late fee: $0.50 per day
  • Returned items 30 days or more overdue: $50.00.
  • Item Replacement Fee (for lost materials): $125.00

Reserve and Reference Materials

The Reserve (RR) collection is located at the Information Services Desk. It contains bound volumes of course examinations and faculty evaluations. The Law faculty course reserve items are also located in this area. Reserve materials are available upon request for a two-hour period. A valid form of identification must be presented when checking out reserve material.

Reference materials can only be used in the library.

Apple MACBOOK / IPHONE Chargers

The law library has Macbook (with converters) and Iphone chargers available for CSU students staff to check out for two hours at a time. Students/staff must have their CSU ID to check out the chargers. If the original charger is not returned or damaged, the law library will assess a replacement charge. These charges are as follows:

  • Apple Magsafe Power Charger - $79.00
  • Apple Magsafe Converter - $10.00
  • Iphone Charger - $19.00



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