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Library Services Spring 2021: Law Library Hours and Services

Operating Hours

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

Phone:  806-742-3957

Reference services will remain remote and are available during the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. For Reference assistance, please contact the Reference Team via email, phone, or chat services.

Phone:  806-742-7155
Chat: Use the "Ask a Librarian" chat feature on the Law Library's Homepage

Circulation Services

The Circulation Desk will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Print Materials
During Phase II Operations, print materials are available for use and checkout. Print materials used in the Law Library space should be returned to the re-shelving carts on each floor. Checked out materials should be returned though the Law Library's Book Drop and will undergo a rigorous sanitization process. 

Texas Tech also has a robust set of online resources through the Law Library's holdings and main campus materials.  Please contact a reference librarian for help identifying a comparable electronic resource to meet your needs.

Until further notice, laptops are unavailable for checkout.  If you need computer equipment, please contact Associate Dean Sofia Chapman.

Study Aids:
Print study aids are available. In addition, the Law Library has a variety of online study aids, including West Academic Study Aids and Wolters Kluwer Study Aids. 

Returning Materials:
Please return all print materials through the Law Library's Book Drop.

Reference Services

In-person Reference services will be limited to virtual services until further notice.

For Reference assistance, please contact us at 806-742-7155 or The Reference Team will set up virtual meetings, as needed. 

Phone, email, and chat will be monitored between 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Reference Team will respond to any requests outside of these hours on the next business day. 

Law Library Spaces

The Law Library has taken multiple precautions to protect patron safety. Please ensure social distancing while in the Law School and Law Library in accordance with the Law School's Health & Safety Guidelines. 

Law Library Study Space:

Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times in the general library study space. No food and drink are allowed in the general library study space.

Study Rooms:

While the physical study rooms will be unavailable, the Law Library will provide virtual study rooms to students.

Socially Distanced Seats:

The Law Library has 28 socially-distanced seats on the First Floor designated for collaboration or online classes. If you are participating in an online class, please make sure to use a headset.

There are also 56 seats in the Basement and 15 seats on the 2nd Floor available for quiet study.