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Public Patrons: About the Law Library

A guide to services for members of the Public

About TTU Law Library

The Texas Tech University School of Law Library (“Law Library”) is the largest legal information center in the area covering western Texas, eastern New Mexico, and southern Oklahoma. The Law Library and its staff serve and support the educational, instructional, and research needs of the School of Law.

The Law Library’s website offers information about library hours, staff, services, programs, and access to electronic databases. The staff constantly updates the website with new information. Go to http://www.law.ttu.edu/lawlibrary/ to see all that the library has to offer!

Everyone is welcome to use the print resources of the Law Library. However, some of the Law Library's online resources (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis) are available only to Texas Tech Law Students and Faculty Members. If you are not a Texas Tech Law Student or Faculty Member, the Law Library offers alternatives to those sources for your use, such as LexisNexis Academic.


The Law Library serves attorneys, judges, paralegals, residents of Texas and the public in general. Members of the public may:

  • Browse and use the collection;
  • Use certain equipment such as: public access computers, scanner on the 1st Floor, and printing services.
  • Access resources in the library such as the Internet; and
  • Ask questions and receive assistance from the Law Library staff.

Law Library and Reference Hours

Law School ID cards provide law student and law faculty access to the Law Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Library is open to the public and members of the legal community during regular operating hours.

Please Note: Special hours are set for holidays and inter-session periods. For updates, visit the Library’s website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/.

REFERENCE

On-Call Reference

            Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CIRCULATION

Research & Information Desk Hours

(Regular Academic Term)

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Circulation Desk Hours

(Summer)

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

COMPUTER SUPPORT

Computer Support Hours (Regular Academic Term)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Computer Support Hours (Summer)

Monday - Friday     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Holiday Hours

The Law Library will be closed on:
Spring Break (March 11, 12, 17, 18, 2017)

Interim Days (May 21, 27, 28, 2017)

Library Guides and Catalogs