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.
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.