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Biddle Circulation Policies

Books that circulate may be borrowed by the Penn community with a current PennCard. The general loan period is 28 days, with two renewals possible by logging into your account, emailing lawcirc@law.upenn.edu, calling 215.898.7478 or contacting the Circulation Desk via mail (ATTN: Circulation) .  

Materials such as law reviews, compilations of statutes, case reports, other multi-volume sets, and looseleaf services circulate only to faculty, journal, and staff offices in the Law School buildings.

Borrowing:

Borrower

Borrowing Period

Penn Law Students

28 days, with two renewals

Penn Law Journal Students

Materials such as law reviews, compilations of statutes, case reports, other multi-volume sets, circulate to journal offices in the Law School buildings.

Penn Law Faculty

All materials, monographs, law reviews, statutes, case reports, multi-volume sets, and looseleaf services circulate to faculty offices in the Law School buildings.   Faculty have a check-out period of one year. 

Penn Law Staff

28 days, with two renewals

Penn Graduate Students

28 days, with two renewals

Penn Undergraduates

28 days, with two renewals

Penn Faculty and Staff

28 days, with two renewals

If the book is not on the shelf:

When a book or journal is not on the shelf, ask the Circulation Desk staff whether it has been checked out. Materials checked out to an office in the building can be retrieved by the Library Circulation staff for brief use by another person. Because circulation records are confidential, the Library cannot reveal the identity of any borrower. If the material has not been checked out, you may submit a search request form at the Circulation desk. You will be notified of the results of the search. If the material is not available in Biddle, on campus or at Drexel, use Biddle’s ILL/Document Delivery Services.

Questions about circulation policies should be directed to Joseph F. Parsio, Head of Access Services (Room T-218), 215.746.1755, jparsio@law.upenn.edu).