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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Virtual Library Services

UT Law students can meet online with Tech Desk staff members about computing or technology issues.  Tarlton's reference librarians are also available online for legal research assistance. Students will need to log-in with their UT EIDs and passwords to access these pages.  

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Virtual Reference Desk

Students and other library patrons with questions can contact the library's Circulation Desk at or 512-471-7726


Happy Halloween from SCOTUS!

The only known instance when the United States Supreme Court said, “Happy Halloween,” during oral argument was in 2005 for the case, Central Virginia Community College v. Katz. A light bulb blew out, creating a loud noise, which led to a humorous back-and-forth between Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia causing Justice Scalia to declare, “Happy Halloween”! Tarlton Law Library echoes those sentiments from Justice Scalia. Stay safe this Saturday, and have a great Halloween! (Victoria Sutton, Halloween Law 2 (2012)).


Each day through Friday, October, 30, Tarlton will display a different fun Halloween-ish tidbit. Check back each day to learn something creepy or interesting!