Services to Law Faculty

The Law Library maintains the Henry Weihoffen Faculty Library in Room 3125 where faculty can find quiet work space and access core print sets and online resources. In addition, the Law Library provides services to help faculty members carry out the academic mission of the Law School and to support their scholarly and research activities. Services include:

Web-Based Request Forms

You may log into the Faculty Requests Database with your UNM Law Username and Password, the same one you use for your UNM Law School login. You do not have to maintain a separate password for this database! If you have any questions, please contact, 277-0935.

Enter Service Request

To better serve faculty members, we use a custom-designed, password-protected database for initiating and managing faculty requests. The database automatically routes the request to the appropriate individual for action. Faculty members may also use the website to monitor the progress of requests. The Law Faculty Service Request Form may be used to initiate all of the services listed above.

Other Information

If you have questions about services that are not covered in this document, or need to discuss any aspect of Library policies and services, please contact Director Michelle Rigual at 277-0678.

Borrowing Privileges

Law School faculty members have special borrowing privileges at the Law Library. Research Assistants may check out material on behalf of the faculty member for whom they work.

Book Purchases

Faculty members play an essential role as legal scholars, and are encouraged to recommend new titles and other materials for purchase by the Law Library. These purchase requests will typically take one to four weeks for delivery. If a faculty member needs the title by a certain date, they must inform the librarian when making the request. Please use the Document Delivery Web-Based Request Form to request that a book be purchased, or contact the Reference Desk (; 277-0935).

Rush Cataloging and Processing

Cataloging of items ordered by Law faculty has priority over other materials. If a faculty order was designated RUSH, the material is rush-processed, checked out, and delivered to the professor's mailbox. Questions about processing rush items should be directed to, 277-0935.


Faculty members, and research assistants working on their behalf, are not charged for photocopies or computer printouts made in the Law Library. The Law Library Circulation Desk can assist with copier account set-up.

For Additional Information

Faculty members should reference the separately published, "UNM Faculty Quick Guide to Library Services" handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m uncertain of where or to whom to send my requests to in the library.

Can one person be permanently designated as my ‘go to’ librarian?

Must I use the web based requests form? I prefer to email or speak with a live person.

The librarians suggested that I should hire my own research assistant for a project. Are they unwilling to help me?