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Jerome Hall Law Library

Collections

The Law Library collection currently contains more than 750,000 volumes and is considered one of the finest collections in the country.


Specialized collections

At the core of this first-rate research collection are exceptionally strong holdings in Anglo-American, foreign, and international law. These materials include a comprehensive collection of state and territorial session laws, the reported decisions of the federal, state, and territorial courts of the United States, the British Commonwealth, Canada, Australia and a number of other foreign jurisdictions.

All of these traditional research sources are complemented by a vast array of online resources and databases, providing users with access to the total legal information universe.

The Library is a U.S. Federal Depository library, selecting approximately 22 percent of the materials available under the program. The Library is also one of only a few law schools that serve as a depository for U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs in paper. With subscriptions to over 11,000 serials in print and electronic formats, the Law Library has access to all major English language legal periodicals, a substantial collection of interdisciplinary journals, and a majority of the foreign academic law journals.

The collection has been fully cataloged using the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the records have been fully integrated into IUCAT.

Learn more about each of our specialized collections: