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Law Library Services - Fall 2020: Services for Attorneys and Public Patrons

Guide to how to navigate the Faust Law Library in Fall 2020

Reference Assistance

Reference assistance is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  You can call the reference phone at (801) 581-6184 but please do not leave a message.  If you do not reach a librarian, try calling back another time.  You can also email the Reference Desk at

What types of questions can you ask?

Reference service is available to assist with questions about the collection, to help find a specific item, or to set up a research strategy. We cannot provide legal advice, nor are we able to conduct research for you. Much legal research can be done online. Reference librarians are available to give help and instruction in how to use online sources. Training in areas requiring extra research skill such as legislative histories, administrative law, and international law is also available, though we recommend setting up an appointment in advance when possible.

Checking Out and Returning Items

  • Attorneys and members of the public who have current library memberships may check out circulating items from the Faust Law Library.  All requests must be made online in advance by submitting an email to the Reference Desk.  You will receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up and you can then arrange for curbside pickup.  Items remain subject to recall.  Please be patient as it can take up to 7 Business Days to pull an item for you.
  • Faust Library items can be returned using our drive-up book return located on the north side of the building in our parking lot. 

On Site Services - Unavailable

There are no on-site services for attorneys or public patrons during the Fall semester.  This means that public computers are not available, nor is the Reading Room.  Interlibrary loan for attorneys will not be available.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Alumni Services

SJ Quinney Alumni can get access to HeinOnline's Law Journal Library from their home or office after creating an account. If you are interested, please request login information by sending an email and including your name, email address, and year of graduation.  Hein's Law Journal Library has a full run of over 2600 law reviews and legal journals.

Free Legal Research Websites

Other Area Law Libraries

Additional services may be available at other area law libraries.

Scanning Services

If you need to access select pages from an item which does not circulate, you may submit a request to our Reference Desk and we will try to email a scan of those pages to you.  Please note that you must know what specific section(s) or pages you need, requests must be fewer than 30 pages, and delivery time may be up to 7 Business Days.  This service may be restricted if demand becomes too great.

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