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Access Services

Checking Out Materials

A valid Pacific McGeorge identification or library card is required to check out material. At the time of checkout, please confirm when your items are due back. You are responsible for knowing the due dates. You may check your record online via GOCAT.

  • Most items can be renewed a total of two times. If you have already renewed your items twice, you will not be able to renew them again.
  • Patrons may request that the Library place a hold on or recall an item. Items that have a hold placed on them may not be renewed. To place a hold on or to recall an item, please contact the Circulation Supervisor at 916.739.7328.
  • Overdue fines
    • 25 cents per day per item for non-Reserve & non-Reference materials
    • $1 per hour per item for Reserve & Reference materials
  • Checkout privileges will be blocked if:
    • a Reserve item is overdue,
    • five or more other items are overdue,
    • a recalled item is not returned, or
    • if the total amount of fines on your record reaches $10.

Fines may be paid at the Circulation desk.

If you have any questions or concerns about fines, please contact the Circulation Supervisor at 916.739.7328.

Individuals are personally responsible for all items checked out on their card. This includes overdue fines and charges for lost or damaged materials. Do not lend your card to another person. Charges for lost and damaged materials will include a $20 processing fee per item.

Borrowing materials from outside libraries

Research materials not available in the Gordon D. Schaber Law Library may be borrowed from other libraries by filing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request. Interlibrary loan services are available to Pacific McGeorge faculty members and current students only.

Pacific McGeorge faculty and students may make ILL requests by:

The Gordon D. Schaber Law Library provides limited lending and document delivery services to outside libraries and law firms. There may be a charge for these services. Call the Library at 916.739.7240 or email the ILL Department with your request or question.

Reserve Services

High demand items, materials for classes, study room keys and Audio-visual materials are held at the Circulation desk.

  • Most items may be browsed in Open Reserves or checked out for two hours.
  • Most audio-visual materials may be checked out for three days and may be taken home. Audio-visual materials for Advocacy and for other skill-based or performance-based classes must be viewed or listened to in the library.
  • Study Rooms
    • Students may reserve study rooms online up to two weeks in advance.
    • Students may reserve up to six, 30-minute time slots per day.
    • Study rooms must be reserved using the student's "@u.pacific.edu" email account.
    • Food is not permitted in study rooms and drinks must be in library approved containers. Cell phone use is not allowed in study rooms.

Overdue Reserve items are subject to a $1-per-hour fine per item during the hours that the Library is open.