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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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Archival Materials

Tarlton Law Library's Special Collections department houses many archival collections relating to U.S. legal history, Texas legal history, and the history of the law school. For assistance with our archives or cite checking materials at another archives, please contact the Special Collections department.

Included in the law school archives are materials relating to the founding of various journals, including an archival collection donated by the Texas Law Review. Please contact the department with questions about the history of your journal.

Rare Books

Tarlton Law Library's Rare Book Collection includes Texas legal literature dating from the period of Mexican Independence, through the Republic and into the early twentieth century. This collection is complemented by robust collections of material from all the precursors to Texas law: Roman, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American law. The rare books collections also includes over 200 editions of law dictionaries from 1476 to 1900.