Study Spaces

Read through the five tabs below to learn about library work spaces available for your use.

After Hours Access

UNM law students who completed after hours safety training during Orientation may access the Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule a makeup training session, Contact the Library

For detailed policies, consult the Law Library after hours access policies and procedures via the law school intranet.

Journals Suite

The Library houses a large suite for students working on the student-edited journals. The suite is intended as a center for legal scholarship where journals students meet, work, and study. Equal storage and desk space is provided to each of the three journals and there is additional space with conference tables, single person desks, and a lounge area.


Check out the Student Journals Research Guide

Contact the library to reserve a locker in the suite

Notify the library about suite issues or concerns

Noise Areas

The Library has designated quiet and collaborative zones so that users can choose the space that best meets their needs and study preferences.

Quiet Area, Upper Floor

  • Provides an area for quiet study; however, total silence is not a reasonable expectation
  • Conversation is extremely limited and in a low speaking voice
  • Notifications on silent or vibrate and no cell phone conversations
  • Use earphones with electronics
  • Be quiet when entering and exiting

Collaboration Area, Lower Floor

  • Flexible configurations of furniture allows and encourages collaborative engagement
  • Tutor carrels provide space for tutors and their students to meet
  • Conversations should be limited to law school-related work
  • The four Group Study Rooms are located on the lower floor
  • A 50" monitor is available with instructions for connection to portable devices; cables and adapters may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Study Carrels

Tutors receive assigned study carrels on the lower floor (Collaborative Zone) so they have a dedicated space to meet with students they are tutoring. All other carrels are available for daily use on a first come, first served basis. 

Most carrels are wired with electrical connections and have eye bolts to be used along with security cables and locks to deter theft. Library materials left in carrels will be reshelved and personal items will be put in the lost and found.  

Group Study Rooms

Four conference rooms are available to UNM law school students, faculty, and staff. Click here to book a study room.

  • UNM's masking requirements must be followed
  • Reservations are made and room keys are checked out at the circulation desk
  • Reservations are limited to two hours per day, per group, and are accepted one day in advance
  • Use of the room may be extended at the end of the two-hour period if another group has not reserved the room
  • Reservations are held until ten minutes past the scheduled start time
  • Library materials used in the study rooms must be re-shelved.

The rooms are locked during business hours to ensure they are used exclusively by the law school community and so that personal items can be secure when the user steps away. The doors are unlocked after hours, when access to the Library is limited to UNM law students.