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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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Finding Materials in PDF

A guide to resources with primary and secondary content in PDF.


The availability of Texas legal documents in PDF is somewhat limited. For more general help finding Texas law, see the law library's guides on Finding Texas Law in the Tarlton Law Library and Texas Legal Research: Free Online Resources.

Legislative History

Texas legislative history materials are not available in PDF. For more help researching in this area, see the law library's Texas Legislative History Research Guide.


Thomson Reuters, that prints Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated, lists the copyright date for each individual volume. For anything else, note that Tarlton has a collection of superseded volumes and pocket parts.

Statutes - Session Laws


Administrative Law

Attorney General Opinions