The Law Library collects a wide variety of study aids, reference manuals/guides, and instructional resources for use by the University community.

The general Reserve Collection contains the most current, substantive study aid materials, legal research and writing resources, and Iowa legislative materials. The print study aids are supplemented by multiple subscriptions to online study aid collections (LexisNexis Study Aids, West Academic Study Aids, and Aspen Learning Library Study Aids). The Course Reserves are designed to support the direct needs of College of Law faculty, legal clinics, moot court, and student organizations. Items on Course Reserve may include Law Library materials, materials from other campus libraries, photocopied materials, or a faculty member’s personal copies.

The Reference Collection consists of print atlases, bibliographies, catalogs, collective biographies, thesauri, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, research guides, handbooks, quotation collections, indexes, yearbooks, and almanacs. This collection emphasizes legally themed materials that support current research and coursework at the University.

The Reference & Instruction Collection is designed to support the instructional needs and professional development of teaching faculty and librarians at the University. This collection focuses on the art of instruction, cognitive learning, evidence-based pedagogy, etc.

The Reserve, Reference, and Reference & Instruction Collections are all located on the Second Floor. Selective print and electronic materials will continue to be added to each of these collections.