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Fall 2020 New Student Library Orientation: Study Spaces

This guide is designed to help new students through the first few weeks at UNMSOL by introducing them to the Law Library's resources, services, and policies.

See Something? Say Something!

For food or drink spills, equipment malfunctions, or anything else that doesn’t seem right, please either notify the Circulation Desk or submit a facilities request.

Quiet and Collaborative Zones

The Library has designated collaborative and quiet zones so that users can choose the space that best meets their needs and study preferences.

Quiet Zone, Upper Floor

  • Meant to provide an area for quiet study
  • Conversation is extremely limited and in a low speaking voice
  • Cell phones on silent or vibrate and no cell phone conversations
  • Use earphones with electronics
  • Quiet when entering and exiting

Collaborative Zone, Lower Floor

  • Flexible configurations of furniture allows and encourages collaborative engagement
  • Tutors’ carrels provide space to confer with their students
  • Conversations should be limited to law school-related work

Quiet Zone photo

Study Carrels

The Library has approximately 90 study carrels that are assigned to UNM Law Students.

Library materials may not be left in assigned carrels unless the material is checked out to the student assigned to that carrel.

The Library provides eye bolts in the carrels to be used along with security cables and locks to deter theft but otherwise discourages students from leaving personal belongings in their carrels.

After Hours Access

Students who have completed after hours safety training may access the Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule a makeup training session, contact Robert Thomas, 272-1485. 

((The complete After Hours Access policies can be accessed through the Intranet under the "Law Library" heading.))

Collaborative zone photo

Law Library Website

Additional information about the Law Library is available on the UNM Law Library website.


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