Special Collections

A law professor and his students, from Flores Legum, 1520The Department of Special Collections supports legal education and research at The University of Texas by providing a secure home for substantial and diverse collections of rare law books and archives. The navigation above will guide you to more information on our collection strengths and current programming.


Using the collections

The collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room. Rare books and archival collections are generally available for use, providing that the guidelines for the Reading Room 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.