Access Policy

Access to the Law Library at Texas Tech University School of Law is managed by the building's security system. External entrances to the law building are locked and secured at 10:00 p.m. The building opens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Only authorized users may access the law building and the Law Library within the locked hours. In addition, the law building may be locked and secured earlier or made inaccessible during University holidays.

Users’ access to the Law Library will depend on their association with the Law School:

Faculty, Staff, and Students of Texas Tech University School of Law

Faculty, staff, and students of Texas Tech Law may access the Law Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with few exceptions. To receive this privilege, law students, staff, and faculty members must obtain a security card issued by the University police department. Law students can contact staff at the Circulation Desk to find out how they can receive a security card. Law faculty members should contact the administrative assistant for a security card.

To ensure that only Law School affiliated users are in the building after closing, the Law Library staff may check IDs prior to the Circulation Desk closing. Any users who fail to produce a Law School ID or security card issued by the University Police department will be asked to leave the library.

Visitors of Texas Tech University School of Law

Users unaffiliated with the Law School may use the Law Library for legal research, or for access to government information during regular hours when the Circulation Desk is in operation.

Visitors will be asked to leave the building after regular hours.