Digital Collection

The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.

You will need your library card number and have your library account in good standing in order to borrow e-books and access most of our legal databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register for a library account from home.

The titles below are available to you from home if you have a current library account with us. If you don't have a library account with us, Texas residents can register online. Learn more about how to register online.

General/Federal Titles

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    By Kermit Roosevelt. Published by Foundation Press. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "This new addition to the Concepts and Insights series provides an analytical overview of the field of conflicts, explaining all major choice-of-law approaches in simple and straightforward text. Separate chapters explore discrete conflicts issues, including personal jurisdiction, recognition of judgments, family law, and state-federal conflicts including Erie and preemption. Extensive description and analysis of leading cases make this book an excellent companion to a casebook as well as a resource for practitioners." - from

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    By Amy Blackwell. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008.

    An essential up-to-date legal reference dictionary of terms that people are most likely to encounter in law. Contains over 3,000 words with clear and concise definitions for not only the law professional, but the layperson to understand.

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    By Thomas Shaffer; James Elkins. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 4th edition.

    "In today's world, lawyers tend to become identified more with law and less with people, the public interest, social welfare and the common good. However, many lawyers are sensitive, people-oriented professionals who relate to their clients as persons and not as problems. The authors argue that counseling is the heart and soul of lawyering, and that it is an integral part of the legal education." - from the publisher

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    By Corey Sandler. Published by F+W Media. 2011.

    "This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage." - from

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    By Shae Irving. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 10th edition.

    A desk reference on everyday legal questions designed for the layman, this volume covers family law, real estate, neighbors, landlord tenant issues, money, cars and driving, wills, criminal law and mediation. Chapters on topics helpful to the small business person are also included. An appendix contains a guide to legal research, including the best legal websites, an explanation of legal citations, how to find legal forms, and good resources for further research.

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    By BarCharts, Inc. Published by QuickStudy. 2010.

    "When it comes to legal matters, lawyers and their Spanish-speaking clients fully understand that proper communication is crucial when working on a particular case. Our 3-panel (6-page) guide can help by providing a thorough, up-to-date listing of the most important phrases and key words?as well as Spanish translations?within the legal field. Our guide, as always, is formatted for ease of use so that finding certain terms is a breeze! Includes a glossary of key legal terms, divided into concepts and actions for easy reference." - from

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