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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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Services for Law Review and Journal Students

Working in the LIbrary

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, library conference rooms, journal reserve shelving, and book carts will be unavailable this semester.  Journal students are required to adhere to the law school’s social distancing and facemask policies while working in the library.  Students are encouraged to use Tarlton’s book scanners to scan needed book chapters and pages and avoid checking books out when possible.  Tarlton’s book scanners are located on the 2nd Floor and 3rd Floor of the library.   

Tips on locating a book in the Library:

  • Map It! catalog feature: If you look up an item in the catalog, that item's catalog record shows a button labeled "Map It!" on the right side. The button will bring up a floor map displaying where the item is located, highlighting in red the book stack on which the item is shelved. There is also a mobile friendly version of the catalog.
  • Use your smartphone: If you know the call number for an item and you go the Library's website on your smartphone, you will see the mobile friendly version. Choose "Locate Materials" and you will see the different floor numbers for each call number range. Click through to see floor maps.
  • Library floor maps: maps with call numbers are available on the Library's website, including in pdf for printer-friendly versions. You can also ask for maps of the stacks at the Library's circulation desk.

If you are having trouble finding a book in the library, please ask for assistance at the library’s Circulation Desk.