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Rare Books and Manuscripts

A law professor and his students, from Flores Legum, 1520
Flores legum secu[n]dum ordinem alphabeti: cum additionibus et concorda[n]tijs doctorum. [Bologna?, c. 1520]

The Rare Book Collection supports legal education and research at The University of Texas by preserving and interpreting canonical and foundational legal works in both the civil and common law traditions, with a special emphasis practice, legal education, dictionaries and reference works, Texas legal history, and precursors of Texas law. The navigation to the left will guide you to more information on our collection strengths and current programming.

  • Location: Room 4.209, 4th Floor, Tarlton Law Library
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-12 noon, 1-5 pm
  • Mailing address: 727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224
  • Directions and parking information

The collection is non-circulating and must be used in the Fourth Floor Reading Room. Rare books are generally available for use, providing that the guidelines for using the rare books collection are followed. While an appointment is not required, it is recommended. If you are coming from outside Austin, we especially urge you to contact us in advance, so that we can help you make the most of your research visit.