University of Wisconsin–Madison

Everything You Need To Know About The Law Library's Circulation Desk

The circulation desk is a major service point at the UW Law Library.  This is where you can pick up ILL and campus call slip items or check out a copy of the Harvard Blue Book.  Until recently there was a skeleton on course reserve for Trial Advocacy.  Looking for ping pong paddles for the game table in the atrium?  Stop at the circulation desk -- just be sure to always bring your UW ID for access to these collections and services.

What are reserves?
The UW Law Library Reserve Collection is made up of heavily used horn books, nutshells, restatements, treatises, and titles frequently consulted by Wisconsin attorneys.  These materials are in high demand so the typical loan period for most items is 24 hours or less.

What are course reserves?
Course reserves are items held for a specific professor's course.  The library staff is happy to work with the faculty in obtaining material for class room instruction.   Items may include books, audiovisual materials, etc.  In addition, all inter-library loan books requested by cite checkers for the Law School's three journals are also located here.

What are electronic reserves?

Electronic reserves (E-reserves) offer access to course material 24 / 7.  Instructors may upload text files, journal articles, book chapters, bibliographies, graphics, old exams and class notes.

How can I tell what is on reserve for a certain course?
To access course reserves, go to My UW and click on the 'Academic' tab.  Look for the Library / Reserves section  to see what is available.

What else is behind the circulation desk?
The UW Law Library has a large collection of law-related feature films and documentaries which are available on a three day loan.

Reserve study rooms and obtain keys.

Heavy duty stapler and miscellaneous office supplies.

Lost and Found.

Still have questions? 
Please contact Mary Jo Koranda, Head of Circulation, or
Steven Weber, Circulation Supervisor,

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on January 21, 2010

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