Law Library - Stage 1

Aug. 13, 2020

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,

On behalf of the entire Law Library team --  Welcome! -- and Welcome Back! 

The Law Library team 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 services and online resources while we ramp-up to in-person classes and a physical return to campus. We are here for you!

Below is a description of our Stage 1 services and access policies. You can find them all on the Law Library’s Law Library’s COVID-19 Update – Stage 1 page.


Keeping everyone safe is our top priority. Therefore, the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library is open to law library staff only during Stage 1.  [When we move into Stage 2, the law library plans to re-open to students in accordance with the Red team / Blue team plan. More details forthcoming.]

The Library team is working in the library Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and remotely, 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. 


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 business day.

You can request scans by contacting AskCirculation.

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

Note to Faculty: Feel free to continue to send all requests as you’ve always done to RefDesk or Maureeen Garmon directly.

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 will use the new self check-out machine (meeScan) to check out your book. Pick-up is Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  If you have any questions using meeScan, library staff will be on hand at the circulation desk to assist. 

Non-circulating materials, such as course reserves and special collections, cannot be checked out during Stage 1, but we may be able to scan and send items to you. Just ask us!

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 for you there. 

Interlibrary Loan

We use interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials you request which are not owned by one of the libraries on campus.

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

To request a book, please contact the Circulation Desk 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 Bin in the law library lobby Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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 via email and video conference (by appointment) on Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 AskLawRef, 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, 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 Mike 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, 

  • There is an Emergency Fund for students who are struggling financially
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) are available to students through Campus Health
  • The University has remote wifi hotspots around campus and the state 
  • The University Library has a robust technology borrowing program
  • For students in Tucson, there is a UA Campus Pantry where any member of our community can obtain free groceries

If you have a question about the library and don’t know where to turn, just contact us at AskCirculation or 520-626-8023.

We look forward to a healthy, safe, and productive fall semester.

Warm regards,

Teresa & the Law Library Team