The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is primarily a research and reference collection of law and law-related materials to be used within the library. Therefore, many categories of legal materials do not circulate, including court reports, statutes, codes and regulations, digests, indexes, encyclopedias, directories, periodical volumes, parts of multi-volume treatises, and looseleaf services. These books must be used in the library and should be reshelved immediately after use to ensure availability to other patrons. Library materials that are available for general circulation, primarily monographic works, circulate via the library’s automated circulation system.
In addition to law library borrowing privileges, law students and faculty are entitled to direct borrowing privileges at 16 libraries on the 12 campuses and 2 affiliated institutions of the University System of Maryland either by going to the other library or by using the self-service "holds" delivery system available in the Catalog. Books requested via the "holds" system will be delivered to our library. The library also provides interlibrary loan service for items not found in its collection or in the collections of other University System of Maryland libraries. If you are a University of Maryland School of Law alumni, please refer to our alumni borrowing page for more information.
Law Library Research Department
User Services Desk
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Available Mon-Fri 9AM - 6PM
to UM Law Community Only
If you do not receive an immediate response, please contact the User Services Desk.