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 Philip Nichols. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. Rev. 3rd edition.

    Our federal and state constitutions assert that no person may be deprived of property without due process. This exhaustive 18 volume treatment discusses every aspect of the government's power to take private property for public use the due process protections.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Steven Eagle. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2012. 5th edition.

    The term "regulatory takings" does not yet have a clear legal definition. This volume discusses distinction between the government's right to "regulate" private property, and the need to refrain from regulating to the extent that the land is effectively "taken."

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