About the Law Library
Texas Tech University Law Library is the largest legal information center in Western Texas and the region covering Eastern New Mexico and Southern Oklahoma. The Law Library serves and supports the educational, instructional and research needs of the Law School, the University community, and the public at large. The Law Library and its staff strive to provide library services to all law students and other users in the highest standard of excellence.
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Basic facts about the Law Library
Current as of December, 2006
- The Law Library holds a collection of 303,666 volumes and equivalents, which consist of books, periodicals, microforms, audio/video tapes, and CD-Rom. The collection covers a wide range of subjects - Anglo-American law, Texas law, U.S. federal law, other states laws, foreign and international law.
- The Law Library maintains a total of 72,000 titles, of which 59,894 are book titles, 11,052 microform titles, and 1057 other titles.
- The Law Library keeps 2,889 active serial subscriptions, of which 2,668 are active serial titles. The serials collection includes complete law reviews published by U.S. law schools.
- The Law Library subscribes to numerous electronic databases and systems, such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, Loislaw, Hein-On-Line, RIA Checkpoint, InfoTrac, and FirstSearch.
- As a selective Federal depository library, the Law Library receives 17% of federal government publications distributed to the library community.
- The Law Library is open and staffed 105 hours a week during the academic year and 85 hours a week in the summer session. A law school wide automated building access system allows students, faculty and staff of the School of Law to have access to the library 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- The Law Library's IT staff supports 700 law students and eighty-five faculty and staff members for computing and technology.
- The Law Library's IT staff manages two computer labs with a total of 28 user workstations and one presenter's workstation.. The staff also services 13 public access workstations and maintains network access in over 200 study carrels. Together the IT staff supports over 400 faculty, staff, and student computers with various software packages.
- The Law Library's IT staff maintains a high-speed network and computer resources accessible across the building via Ethernet or wireless connections.