Library services

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.

Ask a Librarian

Contact Tarlton's reference librarians through online chat, email, in person, or by phone.


Checkout periods, renewals, late fees, and requirements for obtaining a Tarlton library card.

Computers & technology

Information about technology services available in the Library, including computer access, printing, photocopying, the media center, and resources for disabled patrons.

Conference rooms

UT law students and UT law faculty can reserve conference rooms.

Document delivery

Request copies of articles, conference papers, and reports housed at Tarlton.

Interlibrary loan

Materials not available on the UT Austin campus may be obtained for UT law students or UT law faculty through interlibrary loan.


Read about specialized publications produced by the Tarlton Law Library, including a Legal History Series and award-winning Oral Histories collection.


Learn how to contact Tarlton's reference librarians, who are available to help patrons locate information and to provide assistance in legal research methodology.

Tarlton Library News blog

The place to find current news on Library happenings. We also post frequently about Supreme Court activities during the current term. Check back frequently for updates, or subscribe to theĀ RSS feed.


Find out how to schedule a tour of the Library.

Web-based services

A variety of services designed to make research easier and more convenient.