News From the Library:
One copy of all required textbooks are automatically placed on course reserve. If you have other materials you would like placed on course reserve, please contact Alicia Brillon .

NEW!  Email checkout for law faculty.
Law faculty may now check out law library materials via email Please note, this policy only applies at Faust – Marriott still requires traditional checkout.

  • Email
  • From your UMail account 
  • Attach a clear picture of the book’s barcode.

NEW!  Office pickup for library returns.
Finished a project and need to make space? The SOS Team will happily pick up any library materials you need to return.

  • Email
  • Tell us where to find the books (“outside my office door,” “in Maggi’s office,” etc.).
  • The SOS Team will come and pick them up!
Library Team Member Spotlight
Ross McPhail is the Head of Faculty Services for the Law Library. He coordinates and manages over 60 Law School Fellows and oversees the library Quinney research pool. He teaches Basic and Advanced Legal Research. Professor McPhail joined the Law Library in August of 2006 and became Law Library Faculty in June of 2007. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois, and a J.D. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Professor McPhail clerked and practiced law for 11 years in Illinois, Missouri, and Utah. His specialization was employment law with an emphasis on Title VII litigation, and he has litigated a variety of cases in state, federal and administrative law forums. He is admitted to practice in the Utah state courts and the United States Court system. Professor McPhail is an avid chef and an award-winning writer of essays and short stories.

Fun fact about Ross: He is married to Susan Baca's (admissions office) daughter!
Library Services Reminders

To submit a research request for the library Quinney pool, contact Ross McPhail .
For course reserves and book ordering, contact Alicia Brillon .
For assistance with law review submissions, SSRN, Digital Commons, and research profiles, contact Valeri Craigle.