The Law Library maintains several reserve collections, described below. Reserve collections may consist of both materials purchased by the Library and personal copies.
Course Reserve: The Law Library maintains one copy each of print casebooks some and other course materials assigned during the current semester at the Circulation Desk as a backup resource for students whose books are temporarily inaccessible (such as having forgotten a book at home). These materials are available for limited two-hour checkout. We discourage students from relying exclusively on Course Reserves for access to casebooks because books are shared among multiple students and will be inaccessible if the student cannot come to campus (such as due to illness).
Electronic Course Reserve: In order to provide contactless service and support learning on- and off-campus, the Law Library offers limited digital course reserves when requested by faculty and as licenses are available. Casebooks are not provided due to cost and licensing limitations.
Whenever possible, the Law Library is happy to license ebook versions of monographs or selections from books for course readings, or locate unrestricted digital copies of monographs. Licensing options are controlled by the publisher and can vary, from an unlimited license allowing simultaneous access, to an ebook subscription that can only be used by one person at a time. Some books are not available for any form of licensing. Although not preferable, the Law Library will make a print copy available on course reserve as a last resort.
Faculty are encouraged to contact the Law Library at least one month in advance with a reading list to allow for time to investigate and secure any necessary license. Faculty will be provided with either a PDF of the reading or a URL to the ebook to make available to students. Reading lists for specific courses will be available through Canvas or TWEN, along with information about any limitations on use. Contact your library liaison, Laurie Urquiaga (copyright permissions and fair use), or Iantha Haight (ebook licensing) for assistance.
Locked Reserve: Locked reserve consists of audio/visual items, software, CLE recordings and similar material. Locked items are located behind the Circulation Desk and may only be borrowed for a limited time. Course reserve and professor files may be borrowed for 2 hours at a time. Audio/visual and software reserve items circulate for 24 hours.
Reserve Room: The Reserve Room is located on the second floor, in room 280 JRCB (near Circulation). The Reserve Room consists of high-use monographs (texts, outlines, restatements, etc.), six months worth of newspapers, along with the current Utah law collection — including copies of the state code, and the codes for various Utah cities. The Biblical Law and Benson Collections are also located in the Reserve Room.