Reserve Materials

Location & Circulation

Materials designated as "Reserve" in the InfoHawk+ catalog are located behind the Circulation Desk. Due to COVID-19 circumstances, materials on reserve circulate for the same period as regular circulating items in the collection.

General Reserve

General Reserve contains the most current hornbooks, some general research aids, a few major topical treatises, Co-curricular Reserve, and current Iowa legislative materials.

Co-curricular Reserve

These are materials placed on General Reserve by entities such as legal clinic and moot court, and by student organizations. Some of these materials are placed on reserve for a semester, and some stay on reserve for a longer period of time. These materials are not included in the "course reserve" portion of the library catalog but have designated locations included in their catalog display record.

Course Reserve

Materials requested by faculty members for a specific course are kept on Course Reserve. Items on Course Reserve may include Law Library materials, materials from other campus libraries, photocopied materials, or a faculty member’s personal copies. These materials are identifiable in the InfoHawk+ Catalog by searching for a faculty member or course title using the scope: Course Reserves at the top of the page. To place items on Course Reserve, please contact Eric Earhart (319-335-8540 or or stop by the Circulation Desk on the second floor. Note: Items are generally kept on Course Reserve during the semester(s) of a course. To request an extension or permanent designation, please contact Eric Earhart.

Past Exams

A selection of past law school exams is available electronically to law community users through the Iowa Law Writing & Academic Success Center via ICON.