Lending Library Policy
1. Who may borrow materials?
Only Louisiana State Bar Association members in good standing may borrow materials.
2. Is there any cost associated to the service?
There is no cost if the item is checked out in person at the Bar Center. If the item is not checked out in person, the shipping charge is $5.00 per item. Members may pay the shipping charge online via credit card OR members may send money order or check to: Louisiana State Bar Association; Attn: Lending Library; 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La. 70130. The credit card option is available online only. If members opt to mail their shipping charge (money order or check only) to the LSBA, we will hold the item for five business days. If the shipping is not received, the book will be returned to the collection. If the item is lost or not returned, the attorney will receive an invoice for the cost of replacement.
3. How can a member borrow materials?
Members should review the list of item titles in the Lending Libary at http://www.lsba.org/2007MemberServices/lpm-lending_library.asp. To borrow an item, the member must fill out an application either online or in person at the Bar Center.
4. If I choose to pick up the books at the Bar Center to avoid the shipping charge, how long will the LSBA hold the books for me?
Three days. After three days, if the books have not been picked up, they will be returned to the library.
5. How long can I borrow an item?
Items may be borrowed for three weeks. If the item is not timely returned or lost, the Louisiana State Bar Association will send an invoice to the attorney for the cost of replacement.
Items are to be returned to: Louisiana State Bar Association; Attn: Lending Library; 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La. 70130. Because of potential delay in mail service there will be a two (2) to three (3) day grace period in the return of all resource materials.
6. How often are items added to the Lending Library? Items are added to the Lending Libary throughout the year. The Lending Library list of titles is updated regularly.