The Law Library maintains a multiformat collection to support the Law School curriculum, research, and scholarship at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Our three largest collections are the Hawaiian, Main and Reference collection. The Hawaiian collection is maintained in the lobby area of the Law Library. Historical and current primary materials in this collection cannot be checked out. Treatises, journals, studies, and other secondary material may be loaned according to regular circulation policies. Materials in our Main collection are available for normal circulation. The Main collection includes secondary source material that cover a wide body of scholarship. Primary legal materials are located in the Reference collection and are not available for circulation. This collection includes the statutes, regulations, and cases from the federal jurisdictions relevant to Hawaiʻi.
Smaller collections in the library include the Pacific Island collection, study aids, reference, ready reference, and our archives.
More detailed information is found in our Collection Development Policy. We publish a list of our new acquisitions monthly.