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About the Law Library: Policies

Facility Policies

Regent University Law Library is a private facility that provides collections, facilities, and services that support the scholarly mission of the School of Law. The Law Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study and research. Behavior that distracts others from study and research will not be tolerated.

The Law Library reserves the right to ask any patron engaging in behavior deemed inappropriate or disruptive by staff to leave the Law Library. Disruptive behavior, failure to promptly comply with instructions from law library staff, and other policy violations may be reported to RU Campus Police and/or to the Law School Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Policies. Inappropriate behavior and policy violations may result in loss of library privileges.

Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Failing to present proper credentials and/or sign-in upon entering the facility or when asked to do so by staff.
  • Entering the Law Library outside of posted operational hours; remaining in Law Library spaces when instructed to leave (including ignoring facility closing announcements).
  • Abusing, threatening, intimidating, or otherwise behaving inappropriately towards staff or patrons through language or action (including through soliciting legal advice from law students). 

General Usage and Conduct

The following general usage policies apply:

  • Appropriate clothing, including footwear, is required.
  • No sleeping in Law Library spaces.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times and must abide by all Law Library policies, including noise and food and drink policies.
  • Photoshoots and filming must be approved in advance by the Law Library Director or the RU Marketing Department.

Access Policy

Noise Policy

Food & Drink Policy

Computer Usage Policy

Lost & Found

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Circulation & Collection Policies

Most of the Law Library's physical collection is non-circulating. For materials that do circulate, borrowing policies vary by user type. Circulating items may be borrowed by Law School students as follows:







Study Aids 50 14 Days 1 renewal .25/day



60 Days
1 week

1 renewal
1 renewal

.25/hour; $4.00/day 


  • Materials borrowed from Regent libraries are subject to recall 30 days after the checkout date. A recalled item must be returned within 5 days of the recall. The fine for late return of a recalled item is $1.00 per day.
  • Items may generally be renewed via the Library Catalog, in person at the Law Public Services Desk, or by phone at 757.352.4450. However, if a hold has been placed on an item, or the patron has outstanding fines, the item cannot be renewed.
  • Interlibrary Loan items accrue a fine of $1.00 per day.
  • Items that become lost will be billed to the borrower at full replacement cost.