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A list of policies that have been amended during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Amended Library Policies

This guide contains a list of Law Library policies that have been amended during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library's reference desk.

  • Faculty and staff
  • Students
  • Guests
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.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loans (ILLs) are available on a limited basis.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many institutions are not lending 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 longer than they were pre-pandemic due to limited onsite staff at 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 UNMSOL students from 8 AM-5 PM during the Spring 2021 semester. At other times, students can access the library 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 Spring 2021 semester.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loans (ILLs) are available on a limited basis.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many institutions are not lending 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 longer than they were pre-pandemic due to limited onsite staff at 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 one is still available in the Library 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 Spring 2021 semester.

Study rooms

In order to promote social distancing, study rooms will not be available for check out for Spring 2021.

Building Use

The law school building and the library are currently closed to the public.

Circulation

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

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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