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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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Legal Self-Help Materials

Legal materials on a wide variety of subjects, many of which are written for non-lawyers

Self-help materials available in the library

This is a selective list of materials available for the general public on various topics of law, with a particular emphasis on Texas law. Please note, however, that usage of these materials should not be substituted for legal advice.

Please click one of the tabs above to browse a list of books on the subject.  Clicking the call number link next to a book will show you additional information about the book in Tarlton Library's catalog, TALLONS, and where in the library the book is located.

The reference librarians are on duty to answer questions you may have, but please be aware that the reference staff cannot provide legal advice.