1L Guide on Criminal Law

This is an introductory guide for 1Ls enrolled in Criminal Law during the 2014-15 academic year.

How Do I Get Something Out of Remote Storage?

In OSCAR records, a Location of Law Remote Storage indicates that a book or journal is shelved off-campus in our nearby storage facility. (Look in the left-hand column of an OSCAR record for the Location listing.) Law library staff go to the Remote Storage facility daily, Monday through Friday, to retrieve requested materials. 

The good news is, you probably will not need to request anything from Remote Storage unless/until you are doing historical research. The materials in Remote Storage are there because they aren't needed often, just often enough that we don't want to discard them yet. 

There are forms at the Information Services desk and the Research Services office which you can use to request materials from Remote Storage. Ask any Research librarian for help. On the request form, please specify whether you want to be notified by phone or email when the materials have been retrieved. Usually, you will be able to pick them up at the Information Services desk within 24 hours.

Sometimes, the materials in remote storage are also available on microfiche or in electronic format. The Research librarians are good at tracking these down for you. So, don't hesitate to ask for help.

Heafey Law Library Research Team