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Reserve Collection

The Reserve Collection is shelved behind the Circulation Desk. If you need materials from the Reserve Collection, please ask one of the staff members at the Circulation Desk for assistance. Most Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours. Details of the Reserve circulation policy are listed below.  Reserve materials may be renewed if not requested by another patron, but are subject to recall. A valid ID card must be left at the Circulation Desk for all material checked out from the Reserve Collection except those items which circulate out of the library overnight. The fine for overdue Reserve materials is 50¢ per hour.

The Reserve Collection represents three broad categories of materials:

1. Materials which are on Permanent Reserve or Reference Reserve because they are requested frequently. These include:

  • Books, hornbooks, and nutshells
  • An extra copy of McKinney's statutes
  • The Official Code, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR)
  • The Rules of the City of New York
  • The Administrative Charter and Code of the City of New York

These materials may be checked out for a two-hour time period by current Pace Law students for use in the Library and the study rooms on the second and third floors of Glass.  Other patrons may check out these materials, for in-library use only, for a two-hour time period. You must leave a photo ID at the Circulation Desk when you check out these materials.

2. Materials which are on Course Reserve. These include recently released copies of final exams, photocopies of articles, sample briefs, assignments, etc. supplied to us by professors. Materials are added to Course Reserve during the semester, and are removed and returned to the faculty at the end of the semester. Lists of reserve materials required or recommended by professors for specific courses are available through Pace's online catalog.

Course Reserve materials may be checked out for a two-hour time period by current Pace Law students for use in the Library and in the study rooms on the second and third floors of Glass. You must leave a photo ID at the Circulation Desk when checking out these materials. In some instances professors will request that their materials circulate for less than two hours at a time, due to anticipated high usage rates during a short period of time. Materials subject to these rules will be labeled as such, and students checking out these materials will be notified of the shorter borrowing period.

3. Materials which are on Course Reserve because their format does not allow for storage in the stacks. Examples of these are:

  • Recent issues of some local and legal newspapers: the New York Times, the Journal News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, the Connecticut Law Tribune, the New Jersey Law Journal, and the National Law Journal
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Data distributed on computer disks
  • Audiotapes
  • Videotapes

Newspapers may be checked out, for in-library use only, for a two-hour time period. You must leave a photo ID at the Circulation Desk when checking out newspapers.

CD-ROMs published to accompany bound volumes in our collection circulate according to the rules governing circulation for each of these particular volumes. Other CD-ROMs may be used in the library or checked out for two weeks depending on the nature of the material.

Audiotapes produced by the Pace University School of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education may not be removed from the Library. Circulation is limited to two hours in-library use only.

Topical review material on audiotape and CD-ROM (Sum and Substance, West's Outstanding Professor Series, etc.) circulates for two days during the bulk of the semester, but is available for in-library use only starting two weeks before the final exam study days begin, and until the last of the make-up exams are given after the end of the semester.

Videotapes produced by the Pace University School of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education may be removed from the Library solely for the purpose of viewing them using the video equipment in the study rooms on the second floor of the Gerber Glass Law Center. Other videotapes may be checked out for two days, under the same rules as audio cassettes