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Alumni of the University of Denver Law School are entitled to free library access and borrowing privileges for life. Show your DU student ID or drivers license at the Circulation Desk, fill out an application form, and your library card will be mailed to you. You can begin checking out items immediately.

What Can Be Checked Out

Books in the Treatise, Tax, Colorado, and PASCAL collections can be checked out for 28 days. Generally, those books that cannot be checked out will have “Non-Circulating” stamped on the inside of the front cover. Multi-volume sets (more than 2 volumes) do not circulate.

Current and bound journals can be read in the Library but cannot be checked out.

Audiovisual Materials
A wide variety of audiotapes, videotapes, and CD-ROMS are available for checkout. This material circulates for 24 hours. Inquire at the Circulation Desk for information on using these materials. Audiovisual materials on course reserve only circulate for two hours, unless otherwise directed by the faculty member.


The fine for library materials returned late is fifty cents per day, to a maximum of $15.00 per item. The fine on overdue reserve materials is $2.50 per hour, up to a maximum of $50.00. After six weeks, an item is considered lost, and the patron will be billed for the replacement cost of that item plus a $25.00 processing fee. Non-payment of library charges can result in registration blocks, transcripts being withheld, and suspended borrowing privileges.

To view the details of any fines on your record, log in to the Library Catalog. For questions regarding fines, contact the Circulation Desk at 303-871-6188.


Items can be renewed from the Library Catalog. First renewals can be done by calling the Circulation Desk at 303-871-6188. Or stop by the Circulation Desk to renew an item.


If an item is checked out and unavailable for your use, borrowers may choose to place a hold on that item. When it is returned, you will be notified that the item is being held for you at the Circulation Desk for seven days. To place a hold when viewing the item in the Library Catalog, click on the Request button at the top of the screen. You may also stop by or call the Circulation Desk at 303-871-6188. Items at PASCAL can be placed on hold, even if they are not checked out. To view the details of your hold requests, log in to the Library Catalog.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Information about borrowing from other libraries is available on the Interlibrary Loan guide.


PASCAL is an off-site storage facility where we house lesser used items. To request a book from PASCAL, find the book in the Library Catalog and click on the Request button. The book will be delivered to the library in 2-3 days and you will be contacted. The book can then be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

You may also visit the PASCAL facility during their business hours (8:00-4:30, Mon-Fri) to view the book. It is located on the University of Colorado Health Science Center’s Fitzsimmons campus at 13001 E. 17th Place, Aurora. Due to construction on the Fitzsimmons campus, it’s a good idea to review up-to-date directions before driving over there.