Services for Public

Book Retrieval

Only the first floor and part of the second floor of the building is accessible to the public.  Books located on levels two, three, four, or five can be retrieved for patrons by a member of our staff; please ask for assistance at one of the service desks.  We will make every effort to retrieve materials in a timely manner but cannot guarantee instant access.

Document Delivery

Public patrons who desire to have materials scanned and emailed to them may do so for a fee.  Information about making a request and cost can be found on the Document Delivery Request form. Once the form is filled out, send it as an email attachment to:


A reader-printer for copying microforms is available near the compact shelving on the first floor.

The library has two “KIC” (Knowledge Imaging Center) scanners – one is located near the compact shelving on level one and the other is located on level five.  With these high tech scanners, 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.  There is a fifteen minute limit on using the scanner when others are waiting.

Printing is not available for public patrons, nor is there a public photocopier.

Public Computers

Five computers located on the first floor are available for use by public patrons. To access, a patron must show ID at the circulation desk and then will be given a username and password to log on.  These public computers contain Microsoft Word software and allow access to the Internet. When using the computers, patrons must adhere to the Library Internet Use Policy.  Public printing is not available.

Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges

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.


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. Help is also available for areas requiring extra research skill such as microfiche, government documents, legislative histories, administrative law, and international law. To contact the reference desk, call 801-581-6184, email, or use the Chat feature on the library main page.

Services for Members of Bench and Bar

Judges and Utah State Bar members can check out circulating materials at the library. Bar cards must be presented at the service desk for registration.  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 James E. Faust Law Library.

Utah State Bar members may also request books not located on campus through our Interlibrary Loan Service. Attorneys will be responsible for any borrowing fees imposed by lending libraries, along with a $20 service fee per item.  If attorneys want items scanned and emailed to them, please fill out the Document Delivery Request Form, and email as an attachment to: . The form will include instructions and indicate cost.

Wireless Access

The University provides unsecured basic wireless Internet access to visitors.  Users need to sign in each time they connect.  To access, choose the UGuest wireless connection and press Connect. Then try and browse to a website.  It will redirect you to a login page.  Click the login button on the left hand side of the screen, you do not need to enter any information, just press the button.