Library Policies for Students

  • Users must check out items at the Circulation Desk. Gator 1 ID cards are required to obtain library materials. Some books in the Law Library cannot be checked out.
  • Books not in the Reserve Collection may be checked out for 8 weeks to graduate students, and 3 weeks to undergraduates. Books may be renewed online or at the Circulation Desk, unless they are in demand (have hold or recall placed).
  • Books shelved in the Reserve Collection (located behind the Circulation desk) are on two-hour reserve and may be renewed at the Circulation desk only. DVDs are shelved at Reserve and have a 7 day checkout period. Neither can be renewed online.
  • Bound journals (in the stacks) and unbound journals (on reserve) check out for 1 day and will be due the next day at closing time.

Food Policy

  • No food on 1st Floor
  • No food in Study Rooms
  • Vending machine type snacks and non-messy fruits and vegetables allowed on 2nd Floor
  • Secure lid on all drinks

Study Rooms

There are 12 group study rooms on the second floor of the library available to be checked out for 2 hours at a time. Currently, only law students are eligible to check out study rooms.

  • Library staff will retain 2 UFIDs and check the room out to one group representative.
  • Study rooms are available for reservation only once per study group per day.
  • All study rooms have wireless connections, wall outlets and dry erase boards.
  • Any violation of study room policy may lead to a suspension of study room privileges.
  • Study room keys and markers kits that are returned late will be fined at the rate of $1.00 per hour.

Activate Gator 1 card

  • See a circulation staff member at any UF library to activate your Gator 1 card.

Borrowing Privileges

  • UF Graduate Student- 8 weeks and the Check-out Limit is 250 items
  • UF Undergraduate Student-3 weeks and the Check-out Limit is 100 items

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Renewing Materials

Materials, generally, may be renewed. To do so, renew through the UF catalog using the following steps:

  • Log into the catalog.
  • At the top of the screen, click on the “renewals/library account” button.
  • Enter your Gatorlink and password.
  • The “renewals/library account” button should now be replaced with three new buttons – “loans/renewals,” “requests,” & “my account”.
  • Click on the “Loans/renewals” button
  • Click either the “renew all UF items” button or click the “renew” button next to the individual item that you would like to renew.
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