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The Tarlton Law Library is open at this time with access limited to current UT Law students, faculty, and staff. Members of the UT Austin community unaffiliated with the law school may contact the Circulation Desk (, 512-471-7726) for assistance with accessing library resources. Online reference services are also available. Please see the Tarlton Reopening FAQs and the Texas Law Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for additional details

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Group Tours

The Library staff welcomes opportunities to introduce the Library's collections and services to the public. Any tour can be tailored to meet the special interests of a group. A tour may focus on a particular part of the collection, on a specific subject area or jurisdiction, or on the Hyder Art Collection housed within the Library.

Please note that:

  • Please contact us at least one week in advance with your request for a group tour.
  • No more than 20 individuals should be included in one tour group.
  • Tours can generally be scheduled Monday-Friday, from 9am - 4pm.  We are not able to provide tours on the weekends or during evening hours.  No group tours are given during Law School final exams and during the month before Law School final exams. Library tours are generally not scheduled during the months of November, December, April, and May.

To schedule a group tour, please contact Molly Brownfield, Interim Head of Special Collections, at or (512) 471-7071.

Tours for Prospective & Admitted Law Students

The Library staff also welcomes the opportunity to introduce the Library’s collections and services to prospective and admitted students of the law school. While the law school’s Admissions Office offers tours of the law school which include the Library, the Library also offers a more extensive tour for interested prospective and admitted students. Students interested in a separate tour of the Library should contact Lei Zhang, Student Services Coordinator, at or (512) 232-3801.



Library tours are unavailable

Library tours are temporarily unavailable due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  Please see the library's online tour for a description of the library and an overview of its services.  Please contact Matt Steinke, Associate Director/Head of Public Services ( if you have any questions.