Law Library services offer legal information for the University community, alumni, the judiciary, members of the bar, and the general public. The Law Library provides and supports students, faculty access, and user privileges to library collections and other information resources consistent with all programs of instruction.
Circulation services include maintaining the Reserve collection, assist with the use of copiers/printers, study room reservations, assist as needed in the computer lab, the checkout of circulating, reserve, and audio-visual materials and equipment. The staff members at the circulation desk answer basic questions and direct patrons to librarians or to other College and University personnel who can best help them. Circulation Staff provides services as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The reference area is the heart of public services and operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the weekends, reference service is available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Reference area is maximized by the office location of all reference librarians. Library offices are located directly across, to the right, from the Circulation. Librarians observe an open-door policy. Reference librarians provide point-of-use instruction, publications such as guides, personal assistance, and training in the use of traditional and non-traditional resources to students, faculty, and other patrons throughout the day. Reference services is available as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday:10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The technical services include acquisitions, set up, and organization of materials for shelving. These services include updates to the online catalog (OPAC). The librarians and staff provide the faculty with routing services for current periodicals and other materials as requested. The library offers routine cataloguing and coding services. These services also include sorting returned books, periodicals, and other items by returning them to their designated shelves, the appropriate files, or the archive area. Before re-shelving returned materials, technicians look for any damage and try to make repairs.
The librarians support the teaching of the College of Law through a variety of services. They teach courses, and at the request of faculty members, provide instructional sessions to educate students concerning sources and research techniques relevant to particular courses. The librarians teach courses in advanced legal research, technology use, and other law courses.
Interlibrary Loan Services
The Law Library offers the following observations to aid the delivery of your departmental mail:
- The law library mailboxes have been relocated by the entrance of the mailroom to aid your collection and delivery in one location.
- To avoid delayed or lost mail, please make sure that anything you send out has a proper return address that includes the appropriate COL Department.
- Your return address is very important. The return address is how we bill your postage. For the best possible service, remember to address properly. Include your name or department on all outbound mail. It is recommended that the departmental return address is standard addition to leatherhead and envelopes. The Law Library services over 30+ departments, 300 staff and faculty.
- Except for those living in the Dorms, students should not use the College of Law’s main address.
- Please let us know @Stetson Law Mail (mailroom) if anything is being sent to an international address. A Post-it or a paper clip on the envelope is fine. We can mail International LETTERS, but we cannot send PACKAGES, as they need customs forms.
- The size of a letter will determine how much your mail piece will cost. Save Money! Anything smaller than 4.25 X 5.5 (Half a sheet of paper) is mailed by weight. Larger than that and the price starts at $1.60 and goes up from there. Larger/longer than 12” is oversized and costs even more. If your letter can be folded in half, rather than being mailed flat, it can save us money!
- Are you mailing a book? Let us know. Book Rate mail is only a little slower but saves a lot of money. Please make sure the book is not sliding around inside the package. Pack things tightly.
- If you intend to send out SWAG/Bling/Promo items, please check first with the mailroom @Stetson Law Mail. It is expensive to send out anything that is not flat. Even thumb drives can get caught/smashed in postal machinery if they are not packaged correctly. We can help you decide the best way to package, address and deliver what you want.
- If you are planning to mail a large amount of envelopes/packages or planning to receive a large amount of mail items, please alert the law library mailroom @Stetson Law Mail. This will ensure your shipment won’t be delayed.
- Finally, the law library has partnered with Public Safety for the delivery of Amazon packages after hours and during weekend late hours. A locked drop box will be installed behind the law library to aid with the delivery. We expect this Parcel Locker to be available by early next week.