Help, I left a personal belonging in the library. Is there a lost and found in the library?


The Williams Security Desk is the temporary repository for any item that is not Law Library property, including a personal copy of a book, casebook, study aid, etc., found in the building. Personal items turned into the Security Desk are then sent to the Capitol Campus Department of Public Safety (DPS), 202-662-9325. The Law Library's Circulation Desk does not hold any lost and found items.

DPS administers an extensive Lost and Found Program. Individuals can claim lost items by inquiring at the 2d floor New Jersey Avenue security guard desk located in McDonough Hall (Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 10 pm), or by completing the Lost Property Form under the Public Safety main webpage. Items that remain unclaimed after 90 days are discarded or donated to local charities.

For any questions about lost and found policies, please ask DPS at 202-662-9325,

Check related Law Library FAQs:


  • Last Updated Mar 26, 2024
  • Views 56
  • Answered By Erie Taniuchi

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0 0