The University of Iowa Law Library has three central missions:
- To support all of the domestic, international, comparative, and foreign law scholarship and teaching of both a traditional and interdisciplinary nature that occur in the College of Law.
- To provide the legal and legally related materials necessary to support the research and teaching activities that occur in the University of Iowa community at large.
- To serve the legal research needs of Iowa government officials, the Iowa legal profession, and the Iowa general public for legal information resources not otherwise available to them.
The University of Iowa Law Library aspires to maintain its position as one of the very best places in the nation to do on-site legal research, as the repository of one of the two or three largest and most comprehensive collections of such resources among all public and private law school libraries in the nation, and as a premier educator of its patrons on legal research methods.