Services for Alumni

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.

  1. An Alumni borrowing card entitles local alumni 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.
  2. The card is valid for two years from the date of issuance and is renewable.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 address.

Questions or comments? Call (410) 706-6502.

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