Books and Materials


The University of New Mexico has two bookstores. The main bookstore is located at 2301 Central NE (near the Central/Stanford entrance to main campus). Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The primary bookstore for law students is the Medical/Legal bookstore, located in the Domenici Education Center for Health Sciences on north campus. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Medical/Legal bookstore is closed Saturdays and Sundays. While this is the smaller of the two bookstores, it stocks all legal books and supplies.

Purchasing Books

As a first-year law student you will be unable to purchase your books until you receive your class schedule. With the short turnaround between receiving your class schedule and the start of the semester, first-year students normally purchase their books at the UNM Bookstore versus purchasing them on-line or from other students. The bookstore carries a high quantity of textbooks and you will have no difficulty finding your books.


Course Reserve

Law professors often use the Law Library’s Course Reserves to make material readily available to their students during the course of a semester. To find out what your professor has placed on Reserve, use the library’s online catalog and search using either the professor's name, e.g., Martin, or the class name, e.g., Contracts.

Copy Center

The School of Law has its own copy center. If you have a course that a professor has created a reading packet for, during orientation, you will pick up this packet at the copy center in the basement of the law school. There is no additional charge for reading packets.