The Fred Parks Law Library offers students access to more than 90 law-related databases; a comprehensive range of government documents; special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and archives; and legal research guides. These resources are all designed not only to support students in the classroom, but also to better prepare them for employment after graduation.

Search simultaneously across multiple databases for books, articles and more.

You can also do an Advanced Search on Stella+

Request materials not owned by The Fred Parks Law Library via Interlibrary Loan

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STELLA (South Texas Electronic Law Library Access)

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Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what we know – find it in LibGuides!

For Outside Visitors

The primary function of The Fred Parks Law Library is to support the instructional and research activities of the South Texas College of Law Houston academic community.

Mon – Thurs: 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Fri: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Mon – Thurs: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fri – Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Mon – Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Reference Librarian will be on call for Reference Services on Fridays. Please ask the Patron Services Desk to page the Librarian on call.
Fri:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sat: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reference Service is also available by prior appointment. Email askpat@stcl.edu.

We offer Reference Service In-Person and Virtually.
Virtual Reference is available during all posted Reference Desk Hours via:

  • Email at askpat@stcl.edu;
  • Telephone at (713) 646-1712;
  • Zoom on request;
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Featured Collection

Texas Rules Project: This includes changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure since 1941. More information to come.