Our Collection

The Law Library collection focuses on the scholarly and experiential programs at the Law School. Contact our Associate Librarian for Technical Services with questions about our collection development policy.

Collection Overview

The Law Library has a 21st century collection of over 230,000 titles in a variety of formats. Our print collection is constantly growing, and we also have a large collection of legal databases that is complemented by the UCI Libraries' collection of academic databases.

Our collection includes the following major legal materials:

  • Cases. The latest series of major federal and California reporters are available in print.
  • Codes and session laws. Federal statutes and codes are available in print. Annotated codes for California, Western states, and New York are also available in print.
  • Congressional material. The Law Library has a comprehensive collection of stable electronic records of the United States Congress through databases such as Proquest Congressional.
  • Rules, regulations and administrative decisions. The Law Library provides permanent access to federal and California regulatory material in a variety of formats. Federal and California court rules as well as rules for select jurisdictions are available in print.
  • Treaties. Permanent access to published treaties and international agreements is available from a variety of online sources, including HeinOnline and LLMC.
  • Secondary materials. In addition to the titles highlighted in our guide to major legal treatises, the Library provides access to a large collection of secondary materials online and in print.
  • DVDs The Law Library has a curated collection of DVDs, tagged in our catalog with Law in the movies. Titles include classics with curriculum-related legal themes, as well as documentaries used for special screenings by faculty members and student groups.

The UCI Law School community benefits from UCI campus libraries with large law and depository collections, as well as rapid delivery from the other nine UC campus collections.