Library Policies & Forms

Course Reserve

Complete this form for all material being brought down and placed on Course Reserve at the Circulation Desk.

Course Reserve Form


The University of Miami School of Law Library is open for use by alumni, all University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and others doing legal research, although some restrictions are observed during exam periods.

Circulation & Reserves

Most of the material in the Law Library does not circulate.

Circulation privileges are only extended to Law School Faculty and Students, UM Graduate students and UM faculty. In order to check out material, you must have your Cane Card with a Law Library barcode affixed to the back.

Books check out for 28 days although many of our books do not circulate at all. Renewal may be made by telephone or in person for an additional 28 days if the material has not been requested by another patron. Reserve items circulate for 2 hours, but some Reserve items may be removed from the Library overnight.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan or ILL, locates, for Law School Faculty & Students, materials that either are not a part of this Library's collection, or are not readily available.

The ILL staff borrows these requested materials from other Public, Private & University Libraries. The Interlibrary Loan Request Form is available on the web. Interlibrary Loan is located in the back of the 1st floor, South side, behind the elevator. Their telephone number is 305-284-3728.

Interlibrary Loan Form

Food & Drink

Eating is permitted in the Library, and drinks may be brought into the Library if they are in spill-proof containers.

Other conduct that disturbs Library users or disrupts their work must be avoided. Any violation of these policies may cause the revocation of Library privileges.

Please notify a staff member if you are disturbed by loud conversations or other prohibited activities.

Study Room Policy

The law library has a limited number of study rooms.  Only current law students may use the law library study rooms. The study rooms can be reserved a day ahead of time.  Rooms may be served for two hours per group per day.  When a room is not reserved, it will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students need to make the reservation and check-in for reservations at the circulation desk.  Reservations will only by held for 10 minutes after the reservation time after which time they will be released for the next person who requests a room.  

Zoom Rooms

Room D236 has been set aside as a Zoom room whenever there are no classes in that room.  The seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must use headphones or earbuds while in these rooms.