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New Student Library Orientation: Borrowing Books

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.

Book Check Out

UNM Law Students may check out circulating 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. The loan period for course reserve and academic support materials is two hours.

Borrowers are billed for replacement of unreturned materials. If the bill is not paid, a hold is placed on the student’s record that may prevent registering for classes or obtaining transcripts.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

This service is known as interlibrary loan (ILL) and its purpose is to obtain materials that are not available at UNM libraries. The law library provides free ILL service to law students. To initiate a request fill out the ILL Request form.

Activating Your Library Account

When you activate your Law Library account, you are able to 1) check when items are due and 2) renew them online.

  • To get started, go to
  • Click "Library Links" then "My Library Account" on the drop down menu
  • Click on "Set/reset password"
  • Enter you Banner ID# (UNM ID number)
  • You will receive an email that contains a link to set or reset your password.

Note: This only applies if you home library is the Law Library.

If you are unable to activate your account or would like to speak with someone about your record, come to the Library Circulation Desk or call 277-6236.

Law Library Website

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

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