A photocopier is located outside the reference room and costs .10/pg.  There is a five minute limit of using the photocopier when others are waiting. A reader-printer for copying microforms is available in the reference room. The photocopier also has scanning capability for law student use.  Using a code, law students may scan and email materials.  If you do not know the code, please request it at the circulation or references desks.

The library has 2 “KIC” (Knowledge Imaging Center) scanners located near the photocopier outside the computer lab and outside the reference room..  With this high tech scanner users can create keyword searchable PDFs which can be saved to a flash drive or sent as an email attachment.  The face-up scanning capability enables users to capture multiple pages quickly – books no longer need to be flipped over to turn the page and then flipped back over for each scan or copy.  The scanner can scan book pages without laying the book flat, thus saving the spines of fragile books and it also produces either color or black & white images.

Law students are able to print to network printers located in the library and Gibson Reading Room if they are logged onto their student network account.  Printing is .10/pg and money may be added to a student’s account at the circulation desk.

Other Amenities

Access for the Disabled:
Ramps from the parking lot east of the building provide barrier-free access to all parts of the library when used in conjunction with the automatic doors and the elevator. Patrons needing special accommodations should call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in advance at (801) 581-8365 to make appropriate arrangements.  They are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.

Automatic Doors:
Automatic doors provide handicapped access at the front entrance and exit of the library. Please report any malfunction of these doors to personnel at the circulation desk or library administrative suite.

Elevator: An elevator is located in the southwest corner of the library.

Facilities Issues: If you see library facilities issues in need of attention (e.g. water leaks, broken light bulbs, etc.),  please report to circulation.

Fountains: Refrigerated drinking fountains are located near the circulation desk and at the north and south ends of both floors.

Rest Rooms: Women’s rest rooms are located at the north end of both floors ; men’s rooms are located at the south end.


An alarm will sound in case of fire. Do not assume that the signal is a test if it goes off. Everyone must exit the building quickly and in an orderly manner. Emergency exits are located upstairs on the north and south ends of the building. Exiting through these doors will cause an alarm to sound. Please become familiar with the locations of exits and fire extinguisher.

Be careful when using the staircases. Avoid running on the stairs, and please, never slide down the banister. Besides the danger of falling off, there is the danger of breaking one of the glass panels.

Use care near the railing around the second-floor atrium, and do not throw or drop any objects from the second floor into the atrium.

Please don’t leave your property unattended–thefts have occurred in the library.

Storage Books

Many older books are placed in a closed storage area. If a reference to such a book is found in the library catalog, please contact the circulation or reference desk and ask for the book to be retrieved.

Student Carrels

Carrels within the library are available to law students.  The library maintains a Carrel Directory at our service desks in the library and front office. If you have any concerns about carrels you may email helpme@law.utah.edu. All library carrels have lights and electrical outlets. Tables are provided for other library users and for students who do not have carrels within the library.  The tables at the north and south ends of the first floor past the staircases have been reserved for publications copy-work staff members and should be vacated upon their request.

Study Rooms

Small study rooms can be reserved by law students and/or members of the law school community at the circulation desk or through the online Study Room Scheduler. A group must delegate one of its members to be responsible for reserving the room and may sign up for no more than two hours at a time.