How do I know if the Law Library has the materials I need for my research?

Most of the Law Library’s books, journals, and microform holdings are listed in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.  Some of the Law Library’s holdings are listed in finding aids available only in the Law Library Reading Room, and consultation with a reference librarian may be necessary to locate such materials.

Not all items in the Law Library’s collections are guaranteed to be available when requested.  Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Requests from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court take priority.  Items may not be reserved in advance.

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