UNM Law Library Policies During Limited Operations: Home

A list of policies that have been amended during the COVID-19 Pandemic as of July 28, 2020

Researching at UNM

Amended Library Policies

NOTICE: July 28, 2020

The School of Law is experiencing a data outage that has taken all network services offline. 

Until Law School IT services are restored, please contact the Library Reference desk via email at UNMLawLibref@gmail.com or via phone at (505) 277-0935. 

Building Use

The law library building is currently open to faculty and staff.

Circulation

Faculty may check out any item held by the Law Library with a valid UNM ID. The loan period for regular and adjunct law faculty members is one year from the date of initial check-out with four renewals allowed.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) are available on a limited basis.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions across the country, many institutions no longer lend physical copies of books. Scanning requests are limited to "reasonable amounts" set by the lending institutions, not by the UNM Law Library. In addition, turnaround times to fulfill requests are taking longer due to limited onsite staff of the lending libraries. Please send your ILL requests to thomasr@law.unm.edu or the reference desk at UNMLawLibRef@gmail.com.  

Reference

Reference services are available remotely via email at UNMLawLibref@gmail.com, via voicemail at 505-277-0935, or via LibChat (coming soon).

Research

Faculty research requests should be sent to UNMLawLibref@gmail.com until the faculty request database portal is restored.

Building Use

The law library building will be open to students from 8 AM-5 PM during the fall semester. Students can access the library when it is closed via the After Hours Access door.

Reference

Reference services are available remotely via email at UNMLawLibref@gmail.com, via voicemail at 505-277-0935, or via LibChat (coming soon). Students can also schedule a one-on-one research consultation via Zoom by emailing a specific librarian or UNMLawLibref@gmail.com.

Circulation

UNM Law Students may check out circulating materials and Indian collection materials with a valid UNM ID. The loan period for items from the general collection extends until the end of the semester during which they are checked out, with two renewals allowed. Please note that there will be no circulation of academic support or course reserves for the fall 2020 semester.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) are available on a limited basis.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions across the country, many institutions no longer lend physical copies of books. Scanning requests are limited to "reasonable amounts" set by the lending institutions, not by the UNM Law Library. In addition, turnaround times to fulfill requests are taking longer due to limited onsite staff of the lending libraries. Please send your ILL requests to thomasr@law.unm.edu or the reference desk at UNMLawLibRef@gmail.com.    

Carrels

In order to promote social distancing, carrels will not be assigned to individuals and instead will be open for any student to use.

Computer lab

Please contact UNM Law IT department with questions about access to the computer lab in the library: helpdesk@law.unm.edu

The WEPA printer has been removed from the printer room, but is still available to use on the upper floor outside of the King Room.

Academic Support Collection and Course Reserves

There will be no circulation of academic support or course reserves for the fall 2020 semester.

Study rooms

In order to promote social distancing, study rooms will not be available for check out for fall 2020.

Building Use

The library building is currently closed to the public.

Circulation

No physical books are being checked out at this time to the general public.

Reference

Reference services are available remotely via email at UNMLawLibref@gmail.com, via voicemail at 505-277-0935, or via LibChat (coming soon) from 9 AM-6 PM; Our document delivery policy has been expanded to include members of the general public (specific citation or document titles are still required).  


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