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“Our library has it all: a great collection, well trained and helpful librarians and library staff, and one of the most beautiful libraries in the country.”

Colleen Kristl Pauwels, Director of the Law Library
Stduents take advantage of the IU Law LIbrary collections

Online Resources

The Law Library subscribes to numerous online resources that include both law and non-law databases. These resources are crucial to today’s interdisciplinary legal research and scholarship.

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New & Noteworthy

Stack of books pertaining to law and legal studies

Each month the Law Library publishes a list of new books and movies.

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Collections

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