COVID-19 Updates - Stage 2

New Safe Return - Stage 2 - Law Library Access, Hours, Services

We are here for you

Welcome back! The Law Library has been preparing all summer to welcome back students, faculty, and staff to campus, whether virtually or in person. We are ready to support your learning, teaching, and research with a full array of remote and in-person services. 

Access

Keeping everyone safe is our top priority.

During Stage 2, the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library is open to law students according to their red team / blue team assignments. Access to the Law LIbrary is 24/7 via CatCard. If it is not your week to be on campus, please do not come to the library.*  Red team / blue team weeks are listed on the Law Student Coronavirus Information webpage.

College of Law Faculty and Staff may access the Law Library at any time with your CatCard during Stage 2.

The Law Library is not physically accessible to members of the public or the broader University of Arizona community without permission. However, we are available through email.

If you are seeking access to federal documents, please send your request to AskCirculation. We will work with you to get the material you need. 

Library staff are working in the library Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, to ensure you have what you need for class, research, and teaching. We can scan print materials, page and deliver books, provide interlibrary loans, and consult on your research projects. Further details are below. 

*Exceptions will be made for students and others who must conduct research utilizing print material that can only be accessed in the Law Library. Send an email to Library Director Teresa Miguel-Stearns with your request. 

*Students experiencing challenges and needing to request an exception to this restriction -- or any other aspect of the College's New Safe Return Plan -- should initiate a discussion with Dean Jordan-Curtis

Guidelines When Using the Law Library

The following are the guidelines and directives that we ask everyone to follow when coming in to use the Law Library.

  • Please obtain an Anitigen Test <https://covid19.arizona.edu/covid19-testing> to confirm negative results
  • Complete the Wildcat WellCheck <https://www.wellcheck.arizona.edu/> every morning you plan to be on campus. This is required.
  • Wear face covering while on campus, including all buildings and library, courtyard, and bathrooms; even while you are studying in the library, unless you are in a study room.
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer
  • No food in the Library
  • Covered beverage only—straw preferred
  • Clean your study area/office space before and after use with disinfectant provided in the library
  • Please stay home if you are sick

Seat Reservations

The Law Library's Study Rooms, Tables, and Carrels can now be reserved in advance or at the moment of access by members of the College of Law community using our online reservation system. Reservations are not required to use any of the spaces or seats, but those with reservations will take priority over those without reservations. You can make your reservation by going to the Student Intranet site, and selecting Law Library Reservations under the Commonly Used Resources list.

Circulation Desk Hours

The Circulation Desk is staffed Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No staff on Saturdays.

Scan-on-Demand

Copyright laws and fair use exceptions allow us to scan and send to an individual (not post on D2L) a chapter or section of a book, an article, and more. We aim to provide scans of print materials within 1-2 business days.

You can request scans by contacting AskCirculation. Please include course name, course number, book title, edition, author, and pages/chapter needed.  

If your request is too extensive, we will scan what we are able, beginning with the first page of your request.

Paging and Delivering Books

If you need a circulating book in the library collection, please submit a request by contacting AskCirculation. Please include full title, author, edition, and year.

You will receive an email when your book is ready for retrieval.  We will place your requested book/s, with your name attached, in the law library front lobby.  You can use the meeScan self check-out machine in person to check out your book or download the meeScan App (Android users here, Apple users here).  If you have any questions using meeScan, library staff will be on hand during business hours to assist.

Course Reserves are available for two-hours check-out. If you are not on campus, we may be able to scan and send chapters to you. Just ask!  If you are on campus, books on Course Reserves are located on a book cart opposite Circulation. Check out on your own, using the clipboard.  

Other Non-circulating materials, such as special collections, cannot be checked-out during Stage 2, but we may be able to scan and send items to you. You can also request an appointment to access special collections by writing to Jaime Valenzuela

Note to Faculty: Our default is to leave a book you request in your faculty mailbox as we've always done. If you prefer to pick up and check-out in the lobby, as described above, we are happy to leave your requested books for you there. We can also send a book to you via U.S. mail if you prefer.  Please send these requests to AskCirculation.

Interlibrary Loan

We use interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials you request which are not owned locally.

Be sure to request ILL materials directly from the Law Library rather than using the links embedded within the catalog records.

To request a book, please contact the Circulation Desk at LAW-LibraryILL@email.arizona.edu or you may use the book request form. Please include full title, author, edition, and year in your request.

Returning Materials

You can return your books by dropping them in the Book Return Bins located in the Law Library Lobby.  

Research Support

The Law Librarians and the Law Library Fellows are on hand daily to answer your questions, help you find what you need, and consult on research questions. Reference and research support is available Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm. Friday 10am - 3pm,  and Sunday, 2pm - 8pm via email and video conference (by appointment). 

The librarians created a variety of topical research guides to help you get started on your research. 

Students are encouraged to seek research support at any time in the research lifecycle by writing to AskLawRef

Faculty and staff can request research assistance or inquire about any of the library's services by emailing law-refdesk@list.arizona.edu, or by completing a short  research request form, or by contacting Maureen Garmon directly.

Elsewhere on campus:

Law IT Support

College of Law IT has a vast array of services to support our community. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions and technical challenges.

Academic Support

Students have access to tutoring, writing center specialists, counseling, and other services. Please see the College's Student Resources page for further information. 

Students experiencing academic challenges should also consult with Dean Jordan-Curtis or Dean Brooks without delay.

Personal Support

Students experiencing challenges during the semester should contact Dean Jordan-Curtis immediately so we can work with you to help ensure your success. Additionally, 

Contact Us - We are here to help!

  • For circulation-related questions, including scanning requests, please email AskCirculation.  You also can call the Circulation desk at 520-626-8023.  The Circulation desk phone is answered Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm. 
  • For reference questions, or to set up a one-on-one Zoom meeting for research assistance with a Library Fellow or Law Librarian, please send an email  to AskLawRef.