The Law Library’s Collection
The Garbrecht Law Library is committed to supporting the University of Maine School of Law mission by ensuring our community has access to core legal resources. The Law Library’s principal mission in collecting and maintaining library resources is to support the instructional and research needs of the Law School’s full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and student body. The Law Library aims to provide resources and education that prepares students for “effective, ethical, and responsible participation in the legal profession”. The Law Library also supports the Law School’s clinical programs, student-edited journals, and other experiential learning opportunities. The Law Library has a secondary mission to serve the people of the State of Maine. The Law Library provides legal reference support and lends materials to members of the local legal community and general public.
The Law Library’s comprehensive collection of material from the State of Maine includes Maine primary sources and secondary sources, including Maine practitioner materials. As a selective U.S. Government Depository library, we receive federal publications which support law student and faculty research. The Garbrecht Law Library maintains a current Collection Development Policy. The Collection Development Policy ensures we are meeting the current needs of the University of Maine School of Law as reflected in our Mission and Values Statements.