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Law Library Mission

Donald E. Pray Law Library

The Law Library's mission is to support the scholarly and instructional activities of the Law Center's faculty and students and to serve the research and informational needs of the University, the legal community, and the public. The Law Library strives to provide our patrons with access to a rich collection of research materials in both print and electronic formats.

The Donald E. Pray Law Library provides an exciting setting for legal research and study. The Library features the Chapman Great Reading Room, a rare books room, two computer labs, and a total of 50 computer workstations which provide access to a wealth of online resources. A wireless network is also available to law students throughout the Law Library, and network connections and power outlets are available at over 100 seats.

The Law Library provides access to a wide ranges of legal resources in both print and electronic formats. The Library's print collection includes more than 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents and more than 4,000 active serial titles. The Law Library provides access to more than 25 databases, including major full-text services from Thomson West, LexisNexis, BNA, and CCH. The Law Library is a participant in the Federal Depository Program, which seeks to make available a wide range of law-related government information to our students, faculty, and the public.

The Native People's Collection of the Law Library is one of the nation's largest collections of legal, historical, and cultural materials relating to Native Peoples and has reputation for excellence. In cooperation with the National Indian Law Library, we have built the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project which provides access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents. The Law Library also has extensive collections in the areas of agricultural law, water law, energy law, and legal history.

Our greatest resource is our library staff - a group of highly trained professional librarians, many with advanced degrees in law and in librarianship, who constantly seek to enhance the use of legal materials through research assistance, bibliographic instruction, tutorials, and guided tours. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for assistance.

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Darin K. Fox
Director of the Law Library
and Associate Professor of Law