The Texas State Law Library may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but many resources may be accessed online.

The law library has established an online portal for asking questions of the librarians, who remain on hand to answer any questions by phone or email. The “Ask a Librarian” page has instructions on how reference librarians can assist you (including how they are unable) as well as FAQs and self-help resources.

The library’s “Disasters & Emergencies” page has been updated to reflect the latest information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The page is broken down by national, Texas, and local news resources, including current emergency and disaster locations, what is a “disaster” or “emergency,” who can declare a state of emergency, and emergency preparedness.

Additionally, patrons can access the digital collection, which includes practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in a web browser. The resources are available to all Texans and simply require the creation of a library account online.

Librarians can be contacted by phone at 844-829-2843 or 512-463-1722.