Reference service is available to assist with questions about the collection, to help find specific legal materials, or to set up a research strategy. The reference librarians cannot give legal advice or interpretations of the law; please consult an attorney who is engaged in the practice of law for such help. Much legal research can be done by using computer services. Reference librarians are available to give help and instruction in their use, and in some cases to perform computer searches. Help is also available for areas requiring extra research skill such as microfiche, government documents, legislative histories, administrative law, and international law.
Law students can send faxes at $1.00 per page sent ($2.00 per page for international faxes) and to the Bench and Bar for $5.00 per cite and $2.00 per page, sent or received. The library will attempt to send faxes by 5:00 p.m. on the day they are received. If this is not possible, the requester will be notified. Request assistance at the circulation desk. The Law Library’s fax number is (801) 585-3033. If billed, payment is due in 30 days or a $5.00 processing fee will be added.
The Library does not have a paging system. Brief messages may be left with circulation staff to be posted on the bulletin board near the Library entrance. In emergency situations, please contact the Library executive secretary at (801) 581-6594 or the secretary at the Law School at
The services, including borrowing privileges, of most college libraries in Utah are made available by agreement of the Utah Academic Library Consortium. This means UALC graduate and undergraduate students and faculty may use the Law Library, and law students and faculty may use the libraries at other UALC colleges. The Eccles Health Sciences Library, the University of Utah Law Library and the Brigham Young University Law Library are all members of UALC. A current identification card from a UALC member college must be presented.
Services for Members of the Bench and Bar
Judges and Utah State Bar members can check out circulating materials at the library. Clerks, paralegals, and other law firm employees can also check out materials. They must present either an authorization letter from the firm or attorney, or else an attorney’s Utah State Bar card. Bar members can borrow materials at the Marriott and Eccles Libraries if they purchase a borrower’s card at the S.J. Quinney Law Library.