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Library Borrowing Policies

Temporary Change in Policies & Procedures

Please note that the policies and procedures described in this guide may be impacted by how the Law Library is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Additionally, access to certain services and resources may be restricted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Who May Borrow Materials?

The following patrons may borrow materials from the Law Library:

  • Catholic University of America Law students, faculty, and staff
  • Catholic University of America Law alumni
  • Catholic University of America students, faculty, and staff


  • Visitors to the law library may not take materials out of the law library.
  • Catholic University of America non-law alumni may not take materials out of the law library.

In order to use materials which are on reserve at the Circulation Desk, visitors must present a valid driver's license. A card will then be issued, which must be presented in order to use reserve materials.  Visitors may use reserve books, DVDs (a key to an AV room will be supplied), and laptop locks. Reserve materials may not be taken out of the law library.

What Materials May be Borrowed?

The Law Library is primarily a reference collection. As such, most library materials do not circulate. Only single-volume treatises may be checked out. Primary source materials, digests, looseleaf binders, mult-volume sets, books updated by pocketpart, periodicals, do not circulate outside the library.

Circulation & Access Services

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155