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Faculty Services

A guide to services for Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law Library

Check Out/Renew Items

The first time that faculty check out items from the Law Library, they must present a current Texas Tech University identification card to a Circulation Desk attendant. Once Circulation has entered the necessary information, faculty will NOT need an ID when borrowing Law Library materials.

Items Available for Checkout
Books Microfiche/Microfilm
Calculators Memory Card and Flash Card Readers
Chargers (Universal and Computers) Periodicals/Journals
Computers Projectors
Computer Connectors Projector Screens
Digital Audio Recorders Video/Still Cameras
Government Documents TVs

Web Cameras

Renewing items can be done in person, by phone, or via email. The loan period for books is generally one year. All other loan periods vary.

Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL)

If faculty need an item that the Law Library does not own, the faculty member can obtain the item through ILL.

ILL generally takes six business days to arrive at the Law School. Please be mindful that it is up to the lending library to fill or decline the request. 

To place an order for ILL, please fill out the ILL request form

Course Reserves

The Law Library can set up course reserves for classes at faculty request. Because it takes time to gather and process items, a minimum of THREE weeks should be allowed for processing. Course reserve items are held behind the Circulation Desk during the length of the course. 

At the end of each semester, course reserve items are automatically removed from reserve and put back into the regular collection. Contact the Circulation Desk at or by calling 806-742-3957 if you wish to place any materials on course reserve.

Laptop Computers

The Law Library has both PC and Mac laptops available for checkout. The laptops have commonly used software such as Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, and Internet browsing capabilities. Because of high demand for newer laptops, faculty may borrow a newer laptop for up to two weeks at a time.

Faculty may reserve laptops by contacting the Circulation Desk at or by calling 806-742-3957.

Missing Books

The Law Library has a specific procedure to handle missing books (i.e., books that are missing from the shelf and that are not checked out). Once a missing book is reported to the Circulation Desk, the Law Library will conduct a search for the book. The search will continue until the item is found or determined to be lost. If the item is lost, then the Law Library may replace the item.

If faculty need a Law Library book that is missing, you can either borrow it via interlibrary loan (ILL), or the Law Library can rush order a new copy, depending on availability and cost. Please contact your library information consultant for assistance.

Annual Faculty Account Reconciliation

Each spring the Law Library works with faculty to reconcile and renew checked-out items. A Law Library Circulation staff member will send faculty members a list of items found on their Law Library account. Faculty are encouraged to advise Circulation staff on whether to renew the item or pick-up the item to be returned to the Law Library. Circulation staff will work with faculty regarding items on the faculty member’s account that cannot be located.

Please contact the Circulation Desk at or by calling 806-742-3957