How to Borrow Materials
Journals may request multiple borrower cards that allow checkout of materials from the law library to the journal. Contact the circulation desk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-471-7726) for information on how to apply for borrower cards for your journal. (Please note that if a journal member uses his or her personal account to check out materials for journal use, that journal member is personally responsible for any late fees or lost items charges.)
When the Library is closed for holidays, some non-circulating materials may be checked out. Please contact Kasia Solon Cristobal (email@example.com) for assistance.
How to Keep Track of Materials Your Journal Has Checked Out
- Courtesy due date reminders are sent to email addresses that Tarlton has on file for your journal. One of the email addresses on file is an organizational email address for the entire journal; please contact Law Technology Services (LTS) if you have questions about accessing that email account. Tarlton may also have on file the email address for an editor. Please stop by the library's front circulation desk if you wish to alter or update the email addresses on file.
- Log into Tarlton's Renew Books and View Your Account feature to see what materials are checked out to your journal. On the login page, enter information on the right hand side under "Non-UT affiliated users." For "Your name," enter the full name of your journal. Your journal should have its Law Library ID and PIN on file; if you cannot find these, contact the library's front desk, which has IDs on file and can generate new pins.
At UT Libraries
The Tarlton Law Library is separate from the rest of the UT Libraries system, thus Tarlton journal library cards are not valid at other campus libraries and UT Libraries does not deliver books to Tarlton. If an item is available at another library on campus (unless the journal has paid for corporate borrowing privileges), then a journal member must check it out on his or her personal account by:
- going to that library holding the material; or
- requesting delivery of the item to the UT system library nearest the law school, the Fine Arts Library.
The journal member will be personally responsible for any late fees or lost item charges incurred on his or her personal account.
If an item is not at UT, use interlibrary loan
Materials not available at Tarlton or other UT-Austin libraries can be obtained through Tarlton's interlibrary loan service (ILL) by submitting an online form (via ILLiad). All journals have an organizational login for ILLiad. Please stop by the Library's front circulation desk if your journal has forgotten its ILLiad login or needs to reset its password. (Members should not use personal logins for ILL requests to forestall being individually responsible for materials requested.)
Journals may use the Library for book pulls and staff edits. These activities should take place only from noon on Friday until the Library closes on Sunday.
Library conference rooms may be reserved online for book pulls during those times. The Library's circulation desk can also provide book trucks if they are available. Contact Teri Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-471-7726) for more information.
Tips on how to find where a book is:
- Map It! catalog feature: If you look up an item in the catalog, that item's catalog record shows a button labeled "Map It!" on the right side. The button will bring up a floor map displaying where the item is located, highlighting in red the book stack on which the item is shelved. There is also a mobile friendly version of the catalog.
- Use your smartphone: If you know the call number for an item and you go the library's website on your smartphone, you will see the mobile friendly version. Choose "Locate Materials" and you will see the the different floor numbers for each call number range. Click through to see floor maps.
- Library floor maps: maps with call numbers are available on the Library's website, including in pdf for printer-friendly versions. You can also ask for maps of the stacks at the Library's circulation desk.
Tips on how to find a book that is missing from the shelf:
- Double check the catalog to make sure it is not checked out after all or recently returned.
- Check the red shelves on the 3rd and 4th floors (Stacks 318, 326, 417, and 426) to see if it is waiting to be reshelved.
- Check the shelves set aside for law review book pulls on the 4th floor, near the Government Documents Office, 4.203.
- Ask at the front circulation desk for further assistance.