RESEARCH AND COLLECTIONS

The primary mission of the Dee J. Kelly Law Library is to support research, scholarship and curricular needs of the students and faculty at the Texas A&M University School of Law. During the academic year, the reference desk is open more than 50 hours per week. When school is not in session, reference hours are limited.

Our law librarians, experts in legal research, are available to answer questions on developing research strategies and to assist in locating legal information. Librarians can demonstrate the use of law books and legal information sources, but they cannot conduct legal research for you. Nor can librarians provide legal advice, interpret the law for you or apply the law to your particular set of circumstances. If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

We encourage anyone seeking reference assistance to visit the library in person so that we can assist you with both print and electronic resources. While you are welcome to contact the reference desk via telephone or email, the librarians’ ability to provide effective service in those manners is limited.

The law library is a collection of a vast body of complex information. The library provides access to thousands of legal resources in print and electronic format. Contents of our core collection include fundamental primary law resources, secondary law sources and appropriate finding tools for American legal research. Our core Texas collection includes all primary sources, many major treatises and practice guides. The collection also includes basic treatises in international and comparative law that provide an overview of the subject matter. The law library also has a variety of historical materials in microform and electronic formats.

Law Databases  Research Guides