Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Travis County, the library's physical location in Austin will temporarily close to the public as of January 7th, 2022. Librarians will remain available by phone and e-mail during business hours. Read more
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The library's blog featuring legal resources, news, and updates on Texas law.

In partnership with the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission (TSLAC), SLL will be presenting Navigating Legal Reference: Support and Resources From the State Law Library, a webinar about our resources on Thursday, January 13th at 10 a.m. If you're interested in attending, you can register and find more info about the webinar on TSLAC's Upcoming Webinars page

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We're happy to announce temporary remote access to Lexis Advance while our building is closed to the public due to rising COVID-19 cases. A big thank you to Lexis for facilitating remote access to their resources! Please read on for instructions to access Lexis Advance at home.

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Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Travis County, the library's physical location will be closed to the public beginning Friday, January 7th, through at least the end of January 2022 for the health and safety of our limited staff. We will still be available remotely via phone and e-mail to assist with your legal research needs!

If you have any library materials from us currently checked out, please be on the lookout for an e-mail from us regarding extended due dates. We'll keep you posted with any new developments, and we hope to be back to serve you in person soon. 

There are several recent executive orders and regulations on COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Governor Abbott recently issued Executive Order GA-40, which bans any entity in Texas from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. President Biden has also issued several federal executive orders and proposed federal regulations. They require COVID-19 vaccines for certain federal workers, federal contractors, and private employees.

We've heard from patrons who are confused about how these new orders may affect their work situations. To address this, we've created a new COVID-19 Vaccine Laws page with detailed information about the new orders and regulations. You can find it on our COVID-19 & Texas Law guide.

You may also want to review our Legal FAQs on the subject of vaccine requirements in various situations: Can I be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Can my employer fire me if I don't get vaccinated? and Can I be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a “vaccine passport?

Still have questions? We're happy to help! You may also want to talk to a lawyer for advice on what the new orders and regulations mean for you.

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