The NOVA School of Law Library is a freely accessible library whose primary mission is to support teaching and to promote research and relations with society in general. It seeks to encourage the development of research skills in searching, locating, accessing, (critical) evaluation and organization of information by its users.
The Library’s Documentary Fund currently comprises some 39200 monographic titles with digital support, and some 255 periodical titles, of which over 153 are foreign publications. Focusing fundamentally on the area of Law, however, works of Philosophy, Political Thought, Sociology, Economics, History, etc. can be found. Reference works (dictionaries and encyclopaedias) are also available for local consultation.
The documentary fund is classified according to specific thematic areas. This classification allows you to understand the arrangement of the publications on the shelves. However, it must be remembered that interdisciplinarity implies a work classified and arranged in a certain area could, in your opinion, be classified differently. It is therefore important to use the automated catalogues and not just browse the shelves. With regard to periodical publications, they are divided into Portuguese and foreign publications. Issues for the current year can be found in the reading room display. Issues from previous years can be found in the periodicals room.
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The service enables you to place your requests via e-mail, providing brief, factual or bibliographical information. Your request will be addressed according to its complexity and the capacity of the service to respond, within 12 to 24 hours (except weekends). If you do not receive an answer to your enquiry within this period, please contact us by telephone (21 3847451). If you have already carried out previous searches, please let us know the sources of information you have consulted and the purpose for which the information is intended, thus helping us to deal with your request more quickly and effectively.
The renewal of your loan must be requested at least one day in advance. Renewal is only considered to have taken place once it has been validated and confirmed by the Library, which will send you an e-mail indicating the new return date. Your renewal request will be processed within a maximum of 2 hours when made within the Library’s opening hours. Outside this period, the waiting time is 2 hours from the start of the next opening time. You can also confirm the renewal by telephone on 21 3847451.
Through the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILS) the NOVA School of Law Library provides its users with access to bibliographic and documentary collections held in other libraries and documentation centres and provides users of other libraries and documentation centres with access to their collections.
Access to this service – Internal users: teachers, students and staff;
External users: through the respective EIB services.
How to make an EIB request – Contact the library by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, identifying yourself as a member of NOVA School of Law (reader number; type of reader: student, teacher or employee).
External libraries contact by e-mail or telephone.
Service costs – The internal user must pay all costs charged by the libraries they lend from (cost of loan, postage and/or photocopies).
Other libraries – Libraries with which the NOVA School of Law Library does not have a free EIB inter-institutional agreement must use IFLA Vouchers as a means of payment: 1 IFLA Voucher per monograph; the amount charged for photocopies varies, up to 50 pages ½ IFLA Voucher.
User Responsibility – The reader must be responsible for meeting all deadlines, conditions and payments stipulated by the Library that made the loan. You are also responsible for the replacement of any works that you may have damaged or lost, or for any costs charged to you for the damage caused.