Borrowing Library Materials
This page contains information about borrowing materials from this (or another) library, returning borrowed materials, and assessing and paying any overdue fines.
For information on borrowing materials from other libraries, click here.
Any student with a valid student ID may borrow Law Library materials that circulate. The first time you borrow materials, the person assisting you will need to put a barcode on the back of your ID. It may then be used to borrow materials from either library for so long as you are enrolled at Regent University.
Due to the nature of the law collection, the majority of law library materials do not circulate. Nonetheless, a number of topic-specific titles may be borrowed by students. Typically, if a book has a call number it will circulate unless it has a second label with the words "law reference" or "no-circ".
Students may borrow up to 50 books at a time, for three weeks each, and up to two audiovisual materials for one week at a time. If a borrowed item is needed for longer than the original loan period, the loan period may be renewed by phone, (757) 352-4450, or in person at Access Services. There is no limit on the number of times an item may be renewed, unless another patron has requested it in the meantime.
Books checked-out from the Law Library may be returned at the Access Services desk during Law Library hours, or anytime in the book drop located in the Library parking lot.
Should an item you borrowed become overdue, fines accrue at the rate of $.10 per day for books, and $.25 per day for audiovisual materials. Fines for renewed or overdue items which are then recalled for use by another patron increase to $.50 per day, five days after the date of recall.
Students with unpaid fines or overdue materials may be blocked from registeringfor courses or receiving their degree.