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.
Use the Law Library’s online catalog available on the Law Library’s homepage to borrow materials in the Law Library and other University of Maryland system libraries.
- Materials held at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. To borrow materials held locally, bring your materials to the User Services Desk in the Law Library to check out, and show your UMID. Click HERE, to view a map of the Law Library and see where certain types of materials are located.
- Materials held at University of Maryland System Libraries. To borrow materials held at other University of Maryland system libraries on behalf of your Journal, please contact the User Services Desk for the UMID.
- Materials held at non-University of Maryland System Libraries. You must use Interlibrary Loan to borrow materials held at non-University of Maryland system libraries. The Interlibrary Loan system ILLiad is available from the Law Library’s home page (www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall > Quick Links > Interlibrary Loan).
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.