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Library: Check-out Privileges

Circulation Privileges

Much of the Law Library collection is reference materials for in-library use only. 

Resources which do circulate may be checked out as follows:


 Patron Loan period
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Students  2 weeks
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Full-Time Faculty School year
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Adjunct Faculty and Staff  2 weeks
University of Memphis Faculty, Staff, Students with U of M ID 2 weeks
Shelby County Lawyers with State Bar ID and Driver's License  2 weeks


Open Reserve (Academic Success, Bar Exam Resources, and Professional Success) and Course Reserve resources have varying loan periods.  Please ask at the service desk.

After-Hours Checkout

Send the 14-digit barcode (type or take a picture) on the upper corner of the back cover of the book to

Shelby County Lawyers

To register, lawyers must:

  • present attorney registration card and a picture ID with address (e.g., drivers license)
  • complete the attorney new borrower's registration form

On follow up visits, only the ID need be shown for checkout.