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The Tarlton Law Library’s physical facility, including Special Collections, is closed until further notice. Tarlton’s librarians and staff remain actively engaged in providing library services. Student tech support ( and faculty and student reference assistance ( will be available during business hours. Students can also consult our Library and Technology Support FAQ ( for most frequently needed information.

Tarlton Law Library will reopen August 24: Tarlton Reopening FAQs. In-person and online classes resume August 26: Texas Law Fall 2020 Reopening Plan.

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Federal Documents

Federal Documents

The Tarlton Law Library has been a congressionally-designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents since 1965. The Library collects Congressional publications and other law-related titles from the Executive and Judicial branches of the federal government.

Most of the documents collection can be accessed using the Library online catalog (TALLONS).  Tarlton’s Federal Legislative History research guide may assist patrons with their legislative history research.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and pursuant to law school and university restrictions, access to the library building is currently limited to current UT Law faculty, staff, and students.  Patrons needing assistance with accessing federal government documents can email Government Documents librarian Barbara Bridges (  Patrons can also call or email the library’s Reference Desk for assistance.