The College of Law Library’s collections are shelved across two floors of open stacks. Researchers can access the second floor using steps down the main aisle of the library or the ramp near the first floor restrooms.
Many of the library’s primary federal sources are located on the first floor for convenience to researchers. The library has the three main statutory codes for federal law: United States Code,United States Code Annotated, and United States Code Service. The library also has the official sessions laws, published in the United States Statutes at Large. The Federal Register and theCode of Federal Regulations make up the library’s collection of federal rules and regulations. The library also has several case reporters, including the United States Reports,Supreme Court Reporter, Lawyer’s Edition, the Federal Reporter, the Federal Supplement, and all seven of West’s Regional Reporters.
In addition to these primary sources, the library also has several secondary sources that are arranged with the primary federal sources that researchers utilize to find the primary law. These sources include West’s Federal Digest, American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence, andCorpus Juris Secundum.
State primary materials, other than Georgia, are located on the second floor in the rear of the library. Law Reviews & Journals are located on the first floor of the library. Books, treatises, and loose-leaf services are located on the second floor of the library.
The Georgia Collection is located on the first floor of the Law Library, across from the computer lab. The Georgia Collection contains primary Georgia legal materials, including Georgia Laws, the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.), Georgia Reports, Georgia Appeals Reports, and the Georgia Digest. The Georgia Collection also contains many Georgia specific secondary sources, such as Georgia practice treatises, conference publications, and CLE materials.
The Reference Collection is located on the first floor of the library, next to the Reference Desk. The Reference Collection includes the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.), Georgia Jurisprudence, study aides, and various encyclopedias and dictionaries. Included in the Reference Collection are the Georgia Practice Materials, which reside directly behind the Reference Desk. These are the most current Georgia treatises and loose-leaf services on varying topics.
The Leisure Collection is located on the first floor of the library. The Leisure Collection includes current magazines, newspapers, legal and non-legal fiction, as well as the Law Library’s DVD collection.
As a participant in the United States Federal Depository Library Program, the College of Law Library is open to the general public for government information research. The library joined this program in 1983 as a selective depository library. Most of the library’s government documents are located between call numbers KF 1 – KF 101 on the first floor of the library. Additional government documents can be found in the microform room, located on the second floor. For public access hours, refer to the Hours page.
The Microform Collection is located in the microform room on the second floor of the library. The microform room possesses both microfilm and microfische formats. The fische reader enables users to make printed copies of either format. Many primary federal and state materials reside in this room, including U.S. Treaties, the U.N. Treaty Series, C.I.S. Serial Set, Congressional Record, English Reports (1220 – 1787), and Georgia Superseded Code (1933 – present).
The Law Library’s Rare Book Collection is located in the Library Conference Room at the entrance of the library on the first floor. The collection includes books signed by the authors.