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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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Liaison Services

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

The Library subscribes to the University of Washington's Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP), which delivers weekly e-mail notices containing topical access to the table of contents pages from over 570 legal publications. Faculty can also set up a SmartCILP profile and receive a weekly e-mail that focuses only on the subject headings and journals they select. To receive CILP notices or set up a SmartCILP profile, please contact Matt Steinke (471-6232,

SSRN Journals

The Library subscribes to the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), a division of the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) that publishes a wide range of law-related working papers and article drafts accepted for publication. Faculty members may subscribe to any of the LSN journals. Access to the SSRN Economic Research Network and Financial Economics Network may also be available. Contact Matt Steinke (, 471-6232).

Supreme Court News Updates

The Library provides regular email updates during Supreme Court terms to UT law faculty. These updates include concise summaries of recently issued Supreme Court decisions and certs granted, with links to the official slip opinions on the Supreme Court website. UT law faculty interested in subscribing to the email notifications should contact Matt Steinke (, (512) 471-6232).

Email Updates

You can use Lexis, Westlaw, and other electronic resources to create automatic notification systems that will inform you by email of new primary or secondary source materials that relate to particular subjects or that are published by particular sources. Contact your library liaison for more information.