Collections

Our mission is to evaluate, select, organize and provide you with meaningful access to resources that support your legal education and research at Creighton University School of Law. Because the Law Library is constantly improving and growing its collections, we want to keep you up-to-date on the extensive resources and services available to you on and off-campus.

Additional Resources and Information

New Titles

New books and electronic resources are added to the library’s collection monthly in order to enhance student and faculty research.

Review the PDF iconLaw Library Collection Development Policy

Venteicher Rare Book Room

Creighton School of Law’s rare book collection, housed in the Law Library’s Venteicher Rare Book Room, is comprised of approximately 750 books and a variety of documents, primarily British legal texts and treatises from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The collection contains the classics of British legal jurisprudence from Bracton, Littleton, Coke and Blackstone, to name a few.

Currently featured: The Delaney Tokyo Papers collection from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), was originally owned by Thomas Ronald Delaney (Creighton Law ‘30) and came into his possession during his participation as part of the Tojo prosecution team during the International Military Tribunal of the Far East from 1947-1948.

Explore our current exhibit next time you’re in the Law Library.

Nebraska Briefs Collection

The Nebraska Briefs collection contains Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of Appeals briefs held by the Law Library. Beginning with 1997, all briefs in the collection are available in full text.

Delaney Tokyo Papers

The Delaney Tokyo Papers collection from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), was originally owned by Thomas Ronald Delaney (Creighton Law ‘30) and came into his possession during his participation as part of the Tojo prosecution team during the International Military Tribunal of the Far East from 1947-1948.

Film Collection

When your brain needs a break from hitting the books, the Law Library offers an extensive collection of popular legal-themed movies for you to borrow. We regularly add new films to the collection, so we encourage you to view our collection list before making your selection and check-out request.

Microform Collection

Various materials have been published on microfiche or microfilm. Included in this collection are Nebraska and Federal legislative materials, United States Supreme Court Records & Briefs, state session laws, superseded state statutes, 19th Century Legal Treatises and state bar journals. This Microfiche Guide will help you locate the resources available in this collection.

Nebraska Oral Histories Collection

This historical online video collection of interviews by former Creighton University law professor Richard Shugrue includes three Nebraska politicians and eighteen judges from the Nebraska Supreme Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.