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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.

Operating Hours

The Circulation Desk is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. You can also email or call at:

            Email: circulation.law@ttu.edu

            Phone: 806-742-3957

Reference services are available during the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. For Reference assistance, please stop by the Circulation Desk. You can also contact the Reference Team via email, phone, or chat services.

            Email: reference.law@ttu.edu

            Phone: 806-742-7155

            Chat: Use the "Ask a Librarian" chat feature on the Law Library's Homepage.

Library Guides and Catalogs