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Library Policies: Circulation, Reserves & Space

Circulating Materials

Only students, alumni, faculty, and staff of New England Law | Boston may check out library material.

Most circulating materials can be checked out for 30 days and renewed if no other user has requested the book.  Renewals may be made in person, by phone, or online. You may view your record of borrowed materials off of the Portia catalog web page by logging in with your name and barcode. All library books are due by May 15. Graduating seniors must return all library books to be eligible for graduation.  Library privileges may be suspended for borrowers who fail to return materials.  For lost or damaged items the borrower will be charged the cost of replacement plus a $25.00 processing fee per title.

Reserve Materials

Most reserve materials may be used in the library for two hours. While course books are on reserve, there are limited copies and they must remain in the library. Course books may not be available for renewal if there is a hold list. Before you check out a laptop, please read the laptop policies and sign our agreement.

New England Law Exams

New England Law Exams are maintained by the library at the discretion of the professor. They are passworded on the New England Law web page.

Reserving Space in the Library

Before you reserve space via the calendar, please read our Room Reservation Policies and Carrel Reservation Policies.

Rules and Regulations

Quiet, please!

Soft conversation is acceptable only in study rooms. When in other areas, please cooperate in maintaining a silent environment. Use of cellular phones is prohibited in all areas of the library.

Library materials:

Library materials must not be removed from the library without having been checked out; abuse or mutilation of any library materials will not be tolerated. The library reserves the right to check bags upon exiting.

Eating is prohibited in the library.

Beverages are allowed in covered containers, although the library prefers "spill-proof" mugs or screw top bottles. Library users should discard empty drink containers in recycling or trash receptacles stationed on each floor of the library, and report any spills immediately to the Information Desk.

New England Law is smoke-free.

The use of all tobacco products is prohibited in the law school.

Violation of library regulations may result in referral to the school disciplinary committee and/or loss of library privileges. Graduating seniors must return all library books to be eligible for graduation.