The Alumni Borrowing service allows alumni of the University
of Maryland School of Law to sign up for borrowing privileges at the
law library. For more details, please read below.
An Alumni borrowing card entitles the user to borrow circulating
materials from the Thurgood Marshall Law library. Alumni may not use
the borrowing card at any other University System of Maryland library.
Items such as reporters, digests, state codes, multi-volume works
and looseleaf materials do not circulate.
The card is valid for one year from the date of
issuance and is renewable yearly.
Alumni borrowers may charge out up to five items
at one time. The borrowing period for materials is 28 days, and
the user is subject to all holds, recalls and fines. Overdue fines
are $.25 per day, and overdue recall fines are $1.50 per day, both
to a maximum of $15.00. The lost book fine is the replacement cost
of the book plus a $10.00 processing fee. All fines must be settled
prior to charging additional material. Fine notices will be sent
via U.S. Mail to the work address listed above. Alumni must inform
the library of any change of address, phone or email within 14 days.
Failure to comply with library practices and policies will result
in termination of borrowing privileges.
Applicants may apply in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 am
to 6:00 pm or may mail in the application
form with a photocopy of a valid driver's license. Verification
from the Alumni Office of your status as a graduate of the School
of Law is required before a borrowing card will be issued. Upon verification
of your status, the library will issue a barcode affixed to the Special
Borrower Card and mail it to the applicant. Those applying in person
during business hours will receive their borrower card the same day.
An alumni borrower must present both a valid picture ID and their
alumni borrowing card before each transaction with the library. The
borrowing card is non-transferable and may not be used by other individuals.
In person registration is available Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All other applications will be processed within
five business days. Borrower cards will be mailed to the applicant's work