Circulation Policies

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Circulation Loan Periods

Cleveland-Marshall Law Faculty/Staff 15 weeks
CSU University Faculty/Staff 15 weeks
Cleveland-Marshall Law Students 4 weeks
CSU Students 3 weeks
CSU Graduate Students 4 weeks
Cleveland-Marshall Alumni 3 weeks
Ohio Bar Association Members 3 weeks
OhioLINK materials for students 3 weeks
OhioLINK materials for faculty 6 weeks
Audiovisual materials for all patrons 1 week
OhioLINK Audiovisual materials for all patrons 1 week (no renewal)

View Your Record in Scholar

Keep track of what materials you have checked out of the Library and when they are due by logging into Your Account in Scholar, the Library catalog. In your account you can also manage holds, 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 the CSU 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

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.

  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Library materials: 3 renewals
  • OhioLink materials: 6 renewals
  • Inter-Library Loan materials: Case-by-case basis
  • Audio-Visual materials: None

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

For Special Law Library Loan Items

  • Late fee: $1.00 per day

Reserve and Reference Materials

The Reserve (RR) collection is located at the Information Services Desk. It contains hornbooks, handbooks, popular treatises, audio/visual law materials, current Ohio practice materials, bound volumes of course examinations, current faculty evaluations, and the current issues of periodicals and law reviews. 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 charging out reserve material.

Reference materials can only be used in the library.


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