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Library Services for Student Journals

Information for note writers and cite-checkers.

Law Library Materials

Print and Online collections

Use the Case Library Catalog for call numbers and links to online materials.


Microform readers/copiers are located in the Richey Reading Room. To make copies on the journal’s account, go to the Circulation Desk and sign out the override key. When you return the key, you will need to indicate how many copies you made. Please ask for Angie Eason,  Head of Cataloging ( if you encounter a problem with this equipment.

Missing Materials

Items If you are unable to locate law materials that the catalog lists as available, ask the individual at the Circulation Desk to initiate the Library’s Missing Item Procedure. After an item has been flagged as missing, you may then order on OhioLINK or interlibrary loan.


Before placing a recall for materials, check for the material in the journal office or the carrel where books are being held for journal members. Once you have determined that the material is not checked out to a colleague and the material is not available on OhioLink, visit the Circulation Desk and place a HOLD. The Library will notify you when the recalled material is available.

The Library’s procedure to recall our library material applies to journal staffers. Failure to return a recalled item will result in large fines and possible suspension of privileges for the individual.

Other Case Libraries

When dealing with other campus libraries or consortium libraries, staffers are bound by the other libraries’ circulation and fine policies. Our library cannot intercede with the other campus libraries on behalf of journal staffers.

Databases that require passwords

  • Bloomberg BNA
  • CALI: The Center for Computer-Assistend Legal Instruction
  • The Max Planck Encycopedia of Public International Law Online
  • Oceana Online
  • Oxford Reports on International Law
  • Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged Online

Passwords for these databases are on the intranet. On any law school page scroll to the bottom and click "Intranet" and logon on using your case id and password.

Borrowing Law Library Materials

Borrowing Library Materials

Journal staffers may check out journal-production-related items on their individual student library cards (student ID cards). Items checked out with individual cards are subject to the usual circulation policies governing law-student patrons. Non-circulating items may not be checked out. Charges for lost or overdue items are billed to the individual.



Case Western Reserve Libraries

Materials may be renewed 1 time, unless recalled. 1 renewal equals a semester.



Materials may be renewed 6 times, unless recalled. 6 renewals equals 147 day


Interlibrary Loan

Material renewals depend on the lending library. Renewals are done through the interlibrary loan system.


Fines for Overdue and Lost Items

Please check your individual journal’s policies on paying staffers’ fines. For an individual journal staffer to have a fine for overdue or lost library materials paid by the journal, she or he must forward the email notification of the fine to her or his Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief should then forward the notification email with a statement that the journal is approving the payment of the fine to Dean Cover, Dean Cover will then notify Donna Ertin (Head of Circulation and Access) of payment of the fine. Donna will then remove the fine from the individuals’ circulation record.