Western Kentucky University

Law Collection

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About the Law Information

The majority of the collection contains statutes, regulations, and court decisions. Click here for a list of legal materials in the Law Collection, along with their citation abbreviations. The collection also includes legal encyclopedias, dictionaries, and a limited number of subject treatises and loose-leaf services.


Law Information Service Hours

Although the Law Information is accessible all hours the library is open, reference service for the Law Collection is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until midnight; Saturdays from 4:30 until midnight; and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Seek assistance in the offices, Helm Library rooms 1, 3, 4, 13, or 15. Assistance is also available in the reference center, Helm 1st floor. An appointment for reference assistance or research instruction may be made by contacting the Government Information & Law Coordinator.

Circulation Policy

Due to the regular and heavy use of the Law Collection, law materials cannot be checked out. They may be removed from the Law Collection to other parts of the library for photocopying, however.


The Law Collection

A variety of serial materials is maintained in the Law Collection. A list of materials is available. Law materials maintained as reference sources may be located by conducting a TOPCAT search.

Internet Full Text Documents


Who's Who in the Law Collection

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 Last Modified 7/24/13