»Library Policies

Library Access -- The Law Library is open to the following users:

  • Chapman University faculty, staff, and students with Chapman University ID
  • Law students, faculty, and staff from other law schools with both school- and government-issued IDs
  • Attorneys with a current bar card

All others are encouraged to visit the Orange County Public Law Library at 515 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92703, (714) 834-3397.

Study Rooms -- The Law Library has eleven study rooms available for Fowler School of Law students to reserve. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance using the online reservation system.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service is available to Fowler School of Law faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. There is no charge.

Circulation Policies

Patron TypeFowler School of Law StudentsOther Chapman StudentsLaw & CU FacultyLaw & CU Staff, Adjunct Faculty, & AdministratorsLaw AlumniLaw Visitors
Checkout limit 20 items
(including 3 reserves)
20 items
(including 3 reserves)
100 items 20 items 10 items
(including 3 reserves)
Library use only
Circulating Collection
Monographs
2 weeks
(2 renewals)
2 weeks
(2 renewals)
16 weeks
(1 renewal)
4 weeks
(1 renewal)
2 weeks
(1 renewal)
Library use only
Non-Circulating Collection Library use only Library use only 24 hours Library use only Library use only Library use only
Audio Visual
CDs, Audio & Video Tapes
1 day 1 day 7 days 1 day 6 hours 3 hours
Feature Film DVDs 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 6 hours Library use only
Equipment
Laptop locks, headphones, CD players, dry erase kits
6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 3 hours
Study Rooms 3 hours NO Reserve through Circulation (x2541) NO NO NO
Reserve Collection Time varies
Fines
(Hourly fines are per hour when library is open)
Books: 25¢ per day; AV & DVDs: $1/hr; Non-circulating: $1/hr; Reserves: 50¢ /hr; Equipment: 50¢/hr; Lost materials: $30 processing fee + replacement cost of item.

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