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Collections

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library houses a rich collection of law and law-related materials to support the research and teaching of the UNC Law School community, and the larger University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill community. The library is also open to lawyers and other members of the public.

Print Collection

Most of the Law Library's print collection is available for all to use, although much of it does not circulate outside the library. The print collection contains materials in the following categories: United States federal and state law collections; foreign and international collections; government publications; and special collections and rare books. Please see the specific webpage for each of these collections for more information about the contents of these collections and their locations in the Law Library.

Online Collection

There is also a rich and growing collection of legal information available online; however, access to this information varies widely. Online information is accessible several ways. Wireless internet access is available throughout the library. There are also a number of public internet terminals available near the library entrance where online legal information may be accessed.

Access to online information may depend upon your status as a library patron. Some online information is restricted through license agreements to law students and faculty only. Other information may be restricted to those with University affiliation. Where possible, database licenses have been negotiated to provide the widest possible access.

Accessing the Collection

If you need assistance finding or using an online database that is part of our collection, please see one of our reference librarians or reference assistants for additional help. You may call the reference desk at (919) 962-1194 or email law_reference@unc.edu for assistance. The reference staff also operates a chat reference service.

If members of the UNC Law community do not find the information they need in the Law Library collection or on the UNC campus, they may initiate an interlibrary loan request to have the information delivered to the Law Library (law faculty, students, and staff).

Members of the UNC Law community may also suggest an addition to the library's collection using the online Collection Purchase Request form.

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