Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Privileges

Circulation Policies

Circulating materials from the general collection may be checked out by current Pace faculty, staff, and students for a period of four weeks.  Materials may be renewed if not requested by another patron, but are subject to recall.  Renewals may be done by telephone, (914) 422-4273, online through our catalog, or in person. A valid Pace photo ID is required to borrow library materials.

Reserve materials may be used by current Pace Law students in the Library and in the study rooms on the second and third floors of the Gerber Glass Building. 

Non-circulating Material

Any materials currently being supplemented may not be taken out of the Law Library.  In addition, the following materials may not be borrowed from the Law Library:

  • Periodicals
  • Statutes and codes
  • Court reports
  • Agency decisions
  • Court rules
  • Indexes and digests
  • Reference books
  • Reserve materials (with some exceptions - see below)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Looseleaf services and items with pocket parts
  • Materials kept up to date by pocket parts or supplements
  • Multi-volume treatises
  • Form books


Reserve Collection

The Reserve Collection is shelved behind the Circulation Desk. Most reserve material may be checked out for two hours. Reserve materials may be renewed if not requested by another patron, but are subject to recall. Non-Pace patrons must leave a valid ID card at the Circulation Desk for all materials checked out from the Reserve Collection.  If the library is closed when you are due to return your reserve material, please carefully deposit it in the book return located on the front stairs of the building.

Reserve materials include:

  • Subject study guides (Examples & Explanations, Nutshells, etc.)
  • Materials placed on reserve by professors (Course Reserve)
  • Test preparation materials

Law In Film Collection

An extensive collection of law-themed DVDs and videotapes is available on the main level of the Library.  All items are cataloged and included in the online catalog.  DVDs that are not part of the Reserve Collection can be checked out for five days.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan services are only available to current Pace Law School students in good standing, faculty, faculty emeritus, and staff. Requests are submitted online via ILLiad. Please visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Intercampus Loan

Requests for items available at Mortola and Birnbaum libraries can be submitted through the Pace University online catalog for materials from other Pace University libraries. Click the "Request" link in the catalog, sign in using your Pace Portal username and password, select Pace University law under Institution and then Pace University Law Library under Pick Up Options, and then click submit. Expect delivery in three to five working days. 


ConnectNY is a consortium of 18 academic libraries in New York State.  You can search ConnectNY directly.

Books requested via ConnectNY generally arrive within 2-5 working days. The loan period is 84 days.

ConnectNY is available to all Pace Law School students, faculty and staff. To borrow books from ConnectNY,  click on "Request this item" and change your affiliation to Pace.  You may select any Pace campus as your pickup location. Enter your name and University ID Number (U Number).

You will be notified by email when your book is available for pickup at the circulation desk.

Lost Items & Fines

The Law Library does not impose fines for the late return of items, but does charge for lost items. Any item that is overdue by six weeks will be considered lost. For lost items, the borrower will be charged for the cost of replacing the item. However, for anything that is out of print, there will be a standard fee of $100. All payments must be paid in cash or by check.

Users who do not return items or pay for replacement costs may be blocked from borrowing other materials.