Welcome to the Fred Parks Law Library

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elcome to The Fred Parks Law Library at Houston College of Law College of Law.  The library is committed to providing materials that support the research and curricular needs of the STCL community, which includes 55 full-time professors actively engaged in scholarly writing and approximately 1200 students training to become skilled, competent legal practitioners and leaders of the bench and bar.

To facilitate the research process, our library provides access to a collection of more than 500,000 volumes and volume equivalents.  Included is a wide selection of sources addressing the many areas of legal study and practice, as well as a substantial collection of interdisciplinary materials. We also offer access to nearly 100 subscription databases on a variety of legal and non-legal topics.  Our staff of ten librarians, approximately half of whom possess a Juris Doctorate as well as a Master’s Degree in Library Science, provide reference seven days a week to help our user community best utilize these resources.

As a partial U.S. Government Documents Depository, the library is available for use by the general public. Our growing Special Collections Department houses valuable and rare books, including items dating to the 16th century. The library is also the custodian of the law school archive as well as the archive of Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL).

Our librarians and support staff are available for consultation when you visit our library or contact us by telephone or email.  We are happy to help you with your research needs, and we invite you  to visit us or stay connected by exploring our Website.

David G. Cowan
Vice President & Director of Library Services (Retired)





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