The following is a summary of materials that are frequently requested by library patrons. Many of these materials are also available online, but electronic access is generally limited to law students, faculty, and staff. Please see the library's Subscription Databases page for further information. If you have any questions about the use of these materials, please see the Reference Librarian or Circulation Specialist.
The library has multiple copies of the current Texas Codes Annotated. The codes are located on the half-shelves near the first floor Reading Room, in the Reserve Room on the first floor, and on the third floor at call number range KFT 1230.5. Each set of codes includes the Texas Constitution and all Texas court rules.
Archived versions of the codes are available in print in Room 310 of the law library and on microfilm. Current and archived versions of the codes are also available on Lexis, Westlaw, and Loislaw.
A print edition of the General and Special Laws of Texas is available in the Reserve Room. Electronic versions are available on a variety of databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline.
Texas Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, and Court of Criminal Appeals cases are published in the Southwestern Reporter. A complete edition of the Southwestern Reporter is available on the second floor of the library. A Texas-specific edition is available in the first floor Reading Room. Published and unpublished opinions are available online through Lexis, Westlaw, and Loislaw.
State regulations are published in the Texas Administrative Code. A current edition of the code is located on the half-shelves near the first floor Reading Room. Earlier editions of the code are located in Room 310 on the third floor of the library. The regulations are also available on Lexis, Westlaw, and Loislaw.
Proposed and final regulations are published in the Texas Register. The print edition of the Texas Register is located in the Reference stacks on the first floor, and earlier editions are located in Room 310 on the third floor of the library. The Texas Register is also available online through the UNT Portal to Texas History and on databases such as Lexis and Westlaw.
The library subscribes to a variety of form books which are located in the Reserve Room on the first floor. These include the Texas Family Law Practice Manual, the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual, West's Texas Forms, and Texas Forms: Legal and Business.
Multiple Texas practice materials are available in the Reserve Room of the library, including the Texas Litigation Guide (Dorsaneo), the O'Connor's series of materials (Texas Causes of Action, Texas Rules: Civil Trials, etc.), and various practice guides and treatises covering family law, administrative law, real estate law, consumer law, business and corporate law, and other practice areas. The library also has jury charge materials, including the Texas Pattern Jury Charges (covering various topics; see call number range KFT 1742.A65 T49) and Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges. Various Texas CLE materials are located on the third floor of the law library in the KFT call number range. Many of the library's guides and treatises are also available on Lexis and Westlaw.
The library subscribes to the official U.S. Code, the U.S. Code Annotated (West), and the U.S Code Service (LexisNexis). All three versions of the code are available in the Federal Reports Room on the first floor of the library. All sets of the code include the federal court rules and U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Code is additionally available electronically on Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw, and HeinOnline.
The federal session laws (public laws) are located on the half-shelves near the first floor Reading Room of the library. The library subscribes to the official Statutes at Large and the unofficial U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN). Public laws are also available on the library's various databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and Proquest Congressional.
The United States Reports, the official source for U.S. Supreme Court cases, is located in the Reserve Area. Two private reporters for U.S. Supreme Court cases, West's Supreme Court Reporter, and Supreme Court Reports, Lawyer's Edition, are located in the movable shelving in the room to the left of the first floor Reading Room. Also located in the movable shelving are sources for lower federal court decisions, including the Federal Reporter, Federal Supplement, and Federal Rules Decisions. Electronic versions of cases are available on Lexis, Westlaw, and Loislaw.
The current Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) and Federal Register are located in the Federal Reports Room to the right of the first floor Reading Room of the library. Older print versions of the C.F.R. and Federal Registar are located in Room 310 on the third floor of the library and are also available on microfilm. A complete run of the C.F.R. and Federal Register can be found on HeinOnline, and coverage is also available on Lexis, Westlaw, and Loislaw.
The library has various form books concerning federal law that are available in the Reserve Room. These include Bender's Federal Practice Forms and West's Federal Forms. Sample forms are also available in the various subject-specific treatises and practice materials that are discussed below.
Multiple federal treatises and practice guides are available in the Reserve Room of the library, including Federal Practice and Procedure, Moore's Federal Practice, Search and Seizure, and various practice guides covering areas of law such as criminal, immigration, tax, securities, employment, and constitutional law. The library's collection of bankruptcy materials is located on the second floor under call number range KF 1515 - KF 1544. The library's tax materials are split between the Reserve Room and the second floor (call number range KF 6275 - KF 6785). The law library also has federal jury charge materials, including Federal Jury Practice and Instructions Many of the practice guides and treatises are available electronically on BNA, Lexis, and Westlaw.
The library subscribes to multiple study aids, including the "Examples and Explanations" series, the "Understanding" series, the Nutshell study guides, and the Gilbert law summaries. These study aids and hornbooks cover a wide range of subject areas, including civil procedure, contract law, environmental law, employment law, and constitutional law. All current study aids and hornbooks are available in the Reserve Room on the first floor of the library.