Professors often put required textbooks as well as other course materials on course reserve. To see what materials a professor has placed on reserve, ask at the Circulation Desk or search the library catalog.
Course reserve items may be checked out for two hours or kept overnight if checked out within two hours of closing and returned within one hour after the Library opens the next morning. A valid UNM ID is all that is needed to check out course reserves.
Study aids are materials used by law students to better understand the cases and key concepts covered in their casebooks.
The print academic support collection is located in the bookcases across from the Reference Desk. It contains Nutshells, Examples and Explanations, and hornbooks. Academic support items may be checked out for two hours, but may be kept overnight if checked out within two hours of closing and returned within one hour after the Library opens the next morning.
When you enter law school you will encounter a new vocabulary. This First Year Glossary is a quick and helpful guide to the jargon. Other advisable options include asking your professors (you are not the only one wondering what the word means!) or invest in Black's Law Dictionary. Black's can also be found online at https://thelawdictionary.org.