Skip to main content

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.

Tarlton Law Library logo Texas Law Home Tarlton Law Library Home
Today's Operating Hours:

Services for Law Review and Journal Students

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.