The University of Iowa Law Library was founded in 1868 with a collection of 612 books. Today it has grown to over 1.3 million volumes and volume equivalents and is one of the largest and finest collections of print, microform, and electronic legal materials in the United States.
According to the most recent ABA statistics comparing American law school libraries, the University of Iowa Law School Library has the second largest collection of volumes and microform volume equivalents and the second largest number of unique individually cataloged titles in all formats including electronic among all law school libraries. The collections of the Law Library cover all aspects of Anglo-American law. In addition the library has a very strong collection of foreign, international, and comparative law materials. Currently, the collection contains 1,336,769 million volumes and microform volume equivalents and 1,060,087 unique individually cataloged titles in all formats including electronic. The library also is fully computerized, both in its internal operations and in its public services, and provides hardwired and wireless access for library patrons to access an extensive range of computer research sources and library information.
The Law Library serves students and faculty, members of the bar, and the general public. A dedicated and trained staff is available to provide research support to all people who use the library.