LRL Home - Collections
The Library maintains a specialized collection of materials designed to support legislators in their work. The Library has Legislative bill files from the 63rd legislature (1973) forward as well as more than 49,400 titles and 134,772 volumes, including books, reports, periodicals, and Texas state documents.
- Library catalog
Search Legislative Reference Library holdings by title, author, subject, or keyword.
Capitol complex users can access a database of historical and government documents.
- House & Senate Journals
Browse through scanned House and Senate Journals.
- House & Senate rules and precedents
Links to current and historic rules of the Texas House and Senate, Congressional precedents, and information about other important sources related to legislative procedure.
- Legislative manuals
A collection of scanned Texas Legislative Manuals.
- Parliamentary resources
A bibliography of resources related to parliamentary procedure.
- General and Special Laws of Texas
Online access to the General and Special Laws of Texas.
- Complete Texas Statutes
Scanned copies of the unofficial compilation of the Civil Statutes, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Penal Code published in 1920 by the Vernon Law Book Company
- Codes of 1856
Scanned copies of the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Penal Code passed by the Sixth Legislature in 1856.
- Paschal's Digest
Scanned copy of A Digest of the Laws of Texas, an unofficial compilation of Texas laws by George Paschal.
- Penal Code revision research guide
A detailed guide to sources available for legislative intent research for the Texas Penal Code as enacted in 1973.
- Code of Criminal Procedure revision research guide
A detailed guide to sources available for the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure as enacted in 1965.
- The Joe K. Longley-Philip K. Maxwell Deceptive Trade Practices Act collection: legislative archive 1973-2001
In 2004, Joe K. Longley and Philip K. Maxwell donated documents to the Legislative Reference Library relating to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) and its private remedies amendments.
- Documents related to the impeachment of O.P. Carrillo
Scanned copies of transcripts, reports and other documents related to the impeachment O.P. Carrillo, Judge of the 229th District
- Gubernatorial inauguration materials
Browse through a collection of inaugural invitations, programs, and brochures.
- Water resources research guide
A comprehensive bibliography of resources related to water. Includes lists of water-related agencies, organizations, databases, and research aids as well as citations to articles and reports published between 2008 and 2014. Focuses on water resources development, management, and use; water rights and allocation; and water planning and research.
- School Finance Litigation Archive
Access court documents from past school finance litigation in Texas and view related resources. Includes a timeline of key school finance rulings.