William and Mary Law School

Borrowing Privileges

The Law School Community Faculty - Law School faculty may charge circulating books and journals until January 2 of the following year. Reference, reserve and special subject materials are charged for one week, unless a special request is made for an extended circulating period. Document delivery provides a courier service for picking up and returning materials from other William and Mary campus libraries.

Students - Law students may charge circulating books for 30 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type. Carrels, with slightly extended borrowing privileges, are available to law reviews, student organizations, law faculty research assistants, and individual students conducting extended legal research projects.

Staff - Law school and library staff may charge circulating books for 30 days and charge selected non-circulating items for one day. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type.


The William and Mary Community

Faculty - College faculty may charge circulating books for 120 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type.

Students - Undergraduate and graduate students of the College may charge circulating books for 30 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type.

Staff - College staff may charge circulating books for 30 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type.


The Virginia Bench and Bar

Attorneys and Judges in Virginia - Active members of the Virginia Bar are invited to purchase a library card  for $5.00. With this card, patrons may charge circulating books for 30 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type. In addition, Document Delivery Services are available for patrons interested in obtaining copies from materials owned by the library. Copies are sent via fax or U.S. mail, with a bill for the copies mailed later.


Residents of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County

Residents - Williamsburg, James City County and York County residents are invited to purchase a library card for $5.00. With this card, patrons may charge circulating books for 30 days. Reserve items are charged for four hours or one day, depending upon material type. In addition, Document Delivery Services are available for patrons interested in obtaining copies from materials owned by the library. Copies are sent via fax or U.S. mail, with a bill for the copies mailed later.

The General Public - Members of the general public are welcome to use library materials within the library, including depository materials received from the federal government. Patrons wishing to borrow a circulating book should contact the interlibrary loan department of their public library. Any questions about borrowing privileges may be directed to the circulation staff.