Treatises and looseleafs in the law library may be found in three locations: the treatise collection on the 5th floor, the reference collection on the 6th floor, and the reserve desk on the 6th floor. For some titles, copies are shelved in two or even all three locations.

Reserve

If the call number in the treatise list begins with the words "Law Reserve," the item is located at the reserve desk on the 6th floor. Items on reserve can only be checked out for two hours and can not be taken out of the library. To get an item that is on reserve give the title and call number to a staff member at the reserve desk.

Reference

If the call number in the treatise list begins with the words "Law Reference," the item is located in the reference collection on the 6th floor. Items in the reference collection can not be checked out. The reference collection is in the reading room on the front of the building. To locate your item in the reference collection, go to the library map for the 6th floor and find the call number range (e.g. Reference Collection (A - KF156)) under Sixth Floor Materials.

Treatise Collection

If the call number in the treatise list does not begin with "Law Reserve" or "Law Reference," the item is located in the treatise collection on the 5th floor. Generally, items in the 5th floor treatise collection that are not marked "Does not circulate" can be checked out. To locate your item on the 5th floor, go to the library map for the 5th floor and find the call number range (e.g. KF425 - KF535) under Treatise Collection.

Please note, when looking at an item in the catalog, the words "Law Reserve" and "Law Reference" will appear under "Location," not "Call Number." The words "Law Treatises" will appear under "Location" for items located in the 5th floor treatise collection.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please email: Rick Buckingham, Electronic Services and Legal Reference Librarian.