Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an item on Reserve?
To place materials on Course Reserve, contact Josh LaPorte in Access Services at 860-570-5113. Faculty are encouraged to get lists for Course Reserve to Josh as early before the beginning of the semester as possible, preferably a month in advance. If faculty wish to place material on Course Reserve that the Library does not own, the item will be purchased if it is available at a reasonable price. Please, note, however, that the purchasing process may take considerably longer.
How do I determine if the Law Library or the Homer Babbidge Library at Storrs owns a book or journal?
How do I get help using the Law Library's Online Catalog?
Contact the Reference Desk (860-570-5068), or email facserv. Our reference librarians are very willing to make "office calls" to instruct in the use of the online catalog or any other electronic resource.
How do I obtain a book or journal if UConn doesn't own it?
You have two choices; the Library can purchase the item or the Library can borrow the item through InterLibrary Loan.
How do I request that a book be purchased?
Requests for purchase should be addressed to Elisabeth Umpleby, Acquisitions/Serials Librarian (860-570-5007).
How do I request a photocopy of material owned by the law library, such as an article from a journal?
Please request copies by email to facserv. Material will be provided in the form of a electronic resource printout (where possible) unless you specify a particular format.
How do I acquire a departmental card to use the library's copiers?
Who do I contact for help doing research?
Questions about research should be directed to Catherine Dunn at 860-570-5071.
What if the article issue I need is not available because that journal issue has been sent to the bindery?
Once all issues of a volume have been received, law journals are sent for binding. Upon return from the bindery, newly bound materials are held in the Bibliographic Services Department for a binding quality check and to be entered into the online catalog and labeled. If a journal is away at the bindery, faculty may wish to consult facserv for assistance in determining whether the desired article is on Westlaw or LEXIS, or to place an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.