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Montague Law Library 20/21 Academic Year Operations

Accessing and Requesting Books & Interlibrary Loan 

At this time and in accordance with the main University Libraries policy, the Law Library stacks will be closed and books and other materials should not be accessed directly by students. If you need a book from the Law Library, please place a hold on the item through the Law Library Catalog or contact and a member of the Law Library staff will assist you.

Please check My Library Account and ILLiad for updated due dates. 

Contactless Pick-up for Library Materials

Contactless pick up service at the law library will be offered for the spring semester. 

When placing a hold, please select "Penn State Law (UP) Katz Bldg." as your pick up location.  Once materials from outside of the Law Library can be picked up at our library in the Katz Building, or if you are requesting materials locating in the Law Library, contactless pick up will be available. When your books or other materials arrive, a member of the Law Library staff will contact you with information on how to schedule time to pick up your items.  Materials will be placed in a bag with the patron's name at the circulation desk on the main floor of the Law Library. If you have any questions please contact us at 

If you would like to pick up library material at the Pattee/Paterno library select "University Park Library Pickup - Pattee/Paterno Curtain Rd Entrance" when placing holds in the catalog. If you wish to have your material still made available at Pattee you may change your pickup location for this service. Log into your ILLiad account, click Update Account Preferences and select Pattee Common Services Desk. 

If you have any questions about borrowing materials located in the Law Library or if you are not sure where your materials are located, please email and we will help you determine where the materials are located and the correct pick-up location.  


Circulation of Penn State physical materials:

Various collections throughout the Penn State Libraries' system, including the collection at the Penn State Law Library, are now available.  If you have any questions about items located within Hathi ETAS please email:

A book drop located outside the main doors of the Law Library in the Katz Building. Please return all books to the book drop at the Law Library. Please do not leave books or other library materials at the Circulation desk or anywhere else in the library.  Library material may also be returned to the bookdrop at Pattee/Paterno library (Curtain Rd. entrance)


Interlibrary Loan 

Interlibrary Loan requests for material (articles and book scans) from other academic research libraries will be processed but will remain dependent on the ability of other libraries to fill them. We strongly encourage you to contact us via email at so that we can explore electronic options for you.