About Us

Mission Statement

The University of Iowa Law Library has two complimentary missions focused on present and future legal information seekers:

  • To support the domestic, international, comparative, and foreign law research, scholarship, and teaching of both a traditional and interdisciplinary nature that occurs in the University of Iowa community at large.
  • To support the legal research needs of Iowa government officials, the Iowa legal profession, and the public by curating and preserving legal information resources.

Guiding Vision: The Beacon of the Prairie

The University of Iowa Law Library aspires to guide present and future legal information seekers in the pursuit of answers, new questions, and untold stories. 

We provide one of the very best places in the nation to conduct 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 country, and as a premier educator of its patrons on legal research methods.

We initiate and support strategic partnerships to enrich our communities, inspire innovation, and protect and make accessible legal information.

We pursue, support, share, and preserve law, legal information, and legal scholarship created each day for researchers in the present and into the future.

We develop and engage a communicative and curious staff of experts to meet and anticipate service needs. 

We strive to be a distinctive, memorable, and beloved part of our expansive community.

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