About Law Faculty & Staff Support

The Library maintains a research collection of print and electronic resources and provides law faculty with research, instruction, and publication support.

Faculty members frequently donate review copies of textbooks to the Library. These are typically made available to law students for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Retiring faculty members contemplating a more significant donation of material from their office should review the library gift policy then Contact the Library.
UNM Law faculty (including adjuncts and visitors) 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. The loan period for visiting faculty members extends until the end of the semester in which the item is checked out, with one renewal allowed. Renew books by taking them to the circulation desk or calling 277-6236.

Gain access to your UNM library record using your UNM ID number and library account password.
The Library initiates contact with Lexis Nexis and Westlaw on behalf of new faculty members who then receive an email from each service with instructions for password activation. The Library will facilitate communication about password or database problems with the services’ account representatives.
The Faculty Library space is administered by the law school (not the Library). Current updates to the books in the Faculty Library are available in the Library or online. If you have any questions or concerns about use of the room, contact Tony Anderson, 277-5063.
The Library acquires materials necessary to support the school of law’s teaching and research needs. Please Contact the Library to make a purchase request.
The Library works with the law school and the university’s physical plant department regarding issues relating to its physical space. To notify the Library about custodial needs or other facilities problems, please use the Maintenance Request Form.
New faculty members will be contacted by a librarian to schedule a library orientation session. This session introduces the faculty member to library personnel and services and allows the librarians to become familiar with the faculty member's research, instruction, and service agendas. Of course, a re-orientation session can be scheduled for any faculty member, no matter how long they have been here.
Faculty and staff who plan to give tours of the library to individuals or groups should Contact the Library in advance to ensure there is not a conflicting use at the same time and to be updated on the Library’s quiet zones. Visits are prohibited during the Reading Period and Final Examination Period. To determine the dates of the Reading and Final Examination Periods refer to the UNM School of Law's academic calendar.