About the Library

The Library serves an academic community of over 1,300 full-time law students and 100 faculty members. We also welcome members of the University community and members of the public to use our facility, resources, and services. The staff is happy to provide reference and research assistance, as well as guidance in using the collection.


Tarlton Law Library is open to the public. Find out more information about Library privileges here.


Would you like to make a gift donation to the Library? Read more about making donations here.


Library and reference desk hours for the current semester can be found here.

Hyder collection

The Elton M. Hyder, Jr. Collection adds warmth and personality to the interior environment of the Library.

Law librarianship education

Created to encourage law graduates to pursue careers in law librarianship, the Tarlton Fellowship and Moore Program are appointments providing valuable real-world training in the Library.


Includes policies on computer access, food and drink, cell phone use, and resources for disabled patrons.

Tarlton Library News blog

The place to find current news on Library services, collections, exhibits, publications, and events.  You will also find current information about Library hours and closures.  Check back frequently for updates, or subscribe to the RSS feed.