The Law Library can lend many materials to another domestic library upon request. Items circulate for four weeks, and may be renewed once for another two weeks unless requested by a Law Library patron. The Law Library can also provide scans of many articles and chapters through interlibrary loan. Charges for these services are listed below.
The Law Library offers Interlibrary Loan services to current CU Boulder Law students, faculty, and staff to assist them in obtaining materials for their coursework, journal articles, and research projects.
Law students desiring to borrow items for personal purposes as well as public patrons should contact the Interlibrary Loan department at their local public library.
Library materials may be used within the library by anyone. Law Library borrower cards or University of Colorado identification cards are required in order to check out law library materials. Only the person named on the card is allowed to use that card. Each borrower is responsible for all materials checked out in his or her name.
Library patrons have the option to print, copy, or scan materials. All of these services are provided by the University's technology department. For complete details, please see the guide How to Print in the Law Library or visit the OIT Student Printing and Scanning information webpage at http://oit.colorado.edu/printing.
Information and technology are natural partners. This union is especially true in academic law libraries in which so many resources are available online.
When you visit the law library, you are encouraged to bring your laptop computer. We provide wireless Internet access so you can keep in touch with your world while you are researching in our world. For more information about how to access the guest wireless system go to the UCB Guest Wireless page on the OIT website.
The Boulder Conference is a gathering of law librarians who meet to critique scholarly works-in-progress and to develop a pedagogy of legal research instruction. The conference has met annually since 2009. The first conference was held at the University of Colorado Law School's William A. Wise Law Library in Boulder, Colorado.
Colorado Law library faculty members are experts in legal research and teach a number of for-credit classes throughout the academic year. Please consult the Law School's Calendars and Schedules page to see what courses are being offered in the coming semester.
Reference and Research Services
The reference librarians provide research assistance. Patrons can schedule an appointment or check to see if a librarian is on duty at the reference desk. The reference desk phone number is 303-492-7534.
Statement of Purpose
The library is a public space for legal researchers. While our primary mission is to serve the scholarly and pedagogical needs of the law faculty and students, members of the bench, bar and public are welcome in the library to conduct research. Law library policies are crafted to achieve this objective.