Collect most primary sources of U.S. federal law along with secondary legal material.
The Law Library was designated as a Federal Depository Library in 1979, under the provisions of 44 U.S.C. §1916. Participation in the depository program aids the Law Library in supporting our patrons’ needs for U.S. government legal information.
Maintain a comprehensive collection of Georgia primary source materials and a research level collection of secondary sources including practitioners' materials.
In support of the Legal Research & Writing curriculum, the Law Library purchases and keeps up to date the official state statutes, session laws, and court rules for the following states: Georgia, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas. In addition, regional reporters and digests covering these states are also maintained. Currently those titles are:
Superseded state statutes are retained.
Historically, the Law Library collected foreign legal materials with the goal of creating strong collections in a limited number of specified jurisdictions. Current demand is broader and less predictable, requiring a flexible approach that allows us to provide users with materials from a greater number of jurisdictions.
The Law Library became a Specialized European Documentation Centre in 1987. Through our European Union depository program agreement, we receive EU documents in the following categories:
We purchase additional materials on EU law to supplement the depository program.
Last Revised: April 2013