Services Offered by Law Library

 

SERVICES
The following services are detailed, below. 

 

Campus Users

All members of the University of Windsor community are welcome and encouraged to use the collection housed in the Paul Martin Law Library.  Faculty, students and staff of the university are entitled to borrow circulating materials from the Law Library using a valid University of Windsor patron card.

External Borrowers

An external borrower card allows people not affiliated with the University of Windsor to borrow law library materials.

The following groups may request an External Borrower card for free at either the Law or Leddy Library.

  • University of Windsor Alumni (includes Articling students)
  • Canadian University faculty, students and staff
  • U of W Giving Campaign members
  • Visiting Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows at Canadian institutions
  • St. Clair College faculty
  • Lambton College faculty
  • Wayne State University faculty
  • University of Detroit Mercy faculty (please request card from Law Library; borrowing privileges will be honoured at Leddy Library)

External borrowers may take out a book for 7 days at the Law Library, 14 days at Leddy.  Law Library Reserve items may not be borrowed.

External borrowers will be held financially responsible for lost or damaged books.  Borrowing privileges will be suspended until any incurred fines are paid in full.

Legal Profession and the Public

Members of the legal profession and members of the general public are also welcome to use the law library. For an annual fee of $50, external borrowers may purchase an External Borrowers card from either the Law or Leddy Library. Some services provided within the Law Library are not available to members of the legal profession and members of the general public.  Visit the Windsor Public Library's information page on law for assistance.

Please note that Guest Photocopy Cards are available for sale at the front desk.  The card costs $2 and has $1 of photocopying on it.  To add money to this card, members of the public must go to Leddy Library or to the UWIN Card Office CAW Student Centre, Lower Level (B 104) .

Members of the public may also find helpful resources using the free publications provided on the website of Community Legal Education Ontario.

Library Orientation for Non-Law Students

Reference librarians are available to provide tours or training to classes from other parts of the University of Windsor campus.

Library Orientation for Law Students

Orientation tours for law students are offered by Library staff in September of each year. These tours provide a general overview of the Library's layout and the services offered to students.
Specialized library instruction for specific courses (both law and non-law University of Windsor courses) can be arranged by contacting lawlibrarian@uwindsor.ca.

 

Photocopying

Two photocopy machines are located within the Law Library, near the circulation desk on the main floor. Photocopies cost .09 per page.  In order to use a photocopier, patrons must use their UWINcard.
For details on these cards, and to add money to the card visit: http:\\www.uwindsor.ca\uwincard .  Guest copy cards can also be purchased at the circulation desk for $2.  All users are reminded to clear the system after you are finished.

Borrowing Books

All University of Windsor students, faculty and staff may borrow circulating materials from the Paul Martin Law Library using a University ID card with a valid library bar code. Borrowing privileges may be suspended for failure to pay fines and/or return books, failure to co-operate with library staff, or failure to follow the Library Behaviour Code.

Law students should note that excessive fines at the Law Library may affect the ability to charge out materials at Leddy Library, and fines at Leddy Library can affect Law Library circulation privileges. Borrowing privileges will be suspended at the Law Library when unpaid fines reach $50.00. Borrowing privileges are suspended at Leddy Library when unpaid fines reach $10.00.

Circulation Policies and Procedures

All materials borrowed from the Law Library must be charged out at the circulation desk. Law Library books must be returned to the Law Library and Leddy Library books must be returned to Leddy Library.

Many materials in the Law Library do not circulate. These include Reference materials, Law Reports, Statutes and Regulations, Periodicals, Digests, and Statute Citators.

General loan period: 28 days
Reserve loan period: 5 hours (generally); some books - 2 or 3 hours or 1 day (a few reserve books do not circulate)

Renewing Items
Renewals for all items may be done in person at the circulation desk, by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 2977 or via email at lawcirc@uwindsor.ca
Automatic renewals are not done on Law Library books.  Please be sure to renew your books before the due date and time to avoid incurring overdue fines.
If there is a request/hold placed on a book you have out, you will receive an email notice requesting that you return the book within 7 days and the book will not renew.

Fines

50 cents per day for materials on regular circulation.
60 cents per hour for materials on reserve.

Accumulation Carrels

Law students may reserve an accumulation carrel on the ground (or basement) floor of the library for up to 6 weeks at a time.  Non-circulation materials, with some exceptions, may be accumulated at this carrel.  Please consult with circulation desk staff regarding additional policies.  Do not leave books signed out to your library card at these carrels as you are responsible for them should they go missing.