Process for Borrowing and Returning Library Items

Patrons must bring all materials to the Circulation Desk of the Law Library to borrow any item. Patrons must provide their St. Thomas University ID or other valid identification based on our Library Access Policy.

Patrons may renew materials, if eligible, by using their My Library Account or by bringing the materials to the Circulation Desk.

Items may be returend to the Library by dropping them at the Circulation Desk or in the book drop located on the second floor across from the elevator.

Recalls of properly checked out materials during the period of circulation are issued whenever the material is needed by a professor for the Reserve collection, or if the material is overdue. When items are recalled they are due immediately upon notification. Failure to return the material within a reasonable time will result in the user’s account being suspended indefinitely or until the items are returned.


Setting Up Your Law Library Account

  • Click on “Set/reset password”
  • Enter your username. Your username is your St. Thomas ID number, minus the letter at the beginning. For example, if your ID says “s123456,” then your username is “123456.”
  • You will receive an e-mail at your STU e-mail address from ‘Library Password Managment’ with instructions for creating a password for your library account.


Using Your Law Library Account

Once you have set up your library account, you can use it to check the status of your items and renew items from home.

  • Visit
  • Click “Sign In” at the top of the page.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • After logging in, click your name at the top of the page and select “My Account” from the drop-down menu.
  • From here, you can:
    • View items currently checked out to you
    • Find out when your items are due
    • Renew items (once per item for study aids, and only if they are not already overdue)
    • View and change your account information (e-mail address, phone number, etc.)