The LA Law Library’s Lost and Found repository is located at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

The Library is not responsible for items left at the Law Library, deposited into the Lost and Found or claimed by someone other than the rightful owner. LA Law Library staff will make a reasonable effort to contact the owner of lost items if the item is clearly marked with contact information.

The following guidelines apply to items left or lost at the Law Library:

  • LA Law Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items regardless of their value.
  • Library Staff will make a reasonable effort to mark left or lost items with a found date.
  • Lost-and-found items not claimed within 30 days will be discarded or donated.
  • Wallets will be reviewed for a name in order to facilitate contacting the owner.
  • A reasonable effort to label loose cash with location, date and time found will be made and a patron must provide this information, at a minimum, in order to claim the cash. Cash will be held for 30 days and will subsequently become property of LA Law Library if unclaimed.
  • Anything perishable, including food or drinks, and items emitting odor or deemed unsanitary (at the discretion of Staff) will be discarded immediately along with the containers.
  • Flash drives in the lost-and-found may be viewed on public PC by Staff for identification purposes. Patron must provide reasonable identification of the drive (e.g. contents, description or location) before flash drive may be claimed.
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops may be searched for contact information to facilitate notifying the owner. Patron must provide reasonable identification of the item (e.g., background picture, password, description and/or location) before the device will be released.
  • Lost LA Law Library cards will be held for 1 year.
  • Matching photo identification will be required to claim library cards, bank cards and other cards without a photo already on them.

This policy also applies to merchandise purchased from LA Law Library and left behind after purchase.

Items at LA Law Library Branches and Partnerships will be turned over to that partnership or courthouse location and shall be subject to the lost-and-found rules and procedures at the specific partnership or courthouse location.

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