Law Library Intercession Hours

The Law Library hours after finals are as follows:

The law library will close at 6pm on Friday, December 10th (last day of finals).

Saturday, December 11th – Thursday December 23rd

Sundays – Closed

Mondays through Fridays – 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturdays – Closed

Friday December 24th – Sunday, January 2nd, 2022


Monday, January 3rd – Saturday, January 8th

Sundays – Closed

Mondays through Fridays – 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturdays – Closed

The law library will resume regular hours on Sunday January 9th

Sundays 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Mondays – Thursdays – 7:30am to 10:00pm

Fridays – 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturdays – 9:00am to 5:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact

Rebranding Cheetah as VitalLaw

Effective Monday, November 1, 2021, Cheetah was rebranded as VitalLaw. With this rebranding, VitalLaw has a new domain:

What does it mean to us?

  • You can still use your Cheetah credentials to log in to VitalLaw.
  • All the materials of Cheetah are available on the new VitalLaw platform.
  • While the name and URL address for the site is changing, the navigation will still be familiar and all links, search history, and favorites will remain intact.
  • All previously saved and bookmarked links will work as expected and be routed appropriately to However, we recommend you to update all previously saved and bookmarked links that start with, because they will need to be replaced by 10/29/2022 as they will stop working at that time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie, at

FBI Records: The Vault: Record Requests

This is the last in a four part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part highlights a different feature of the site.

FBI records can be requested through both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. to request a record you can submit your request a couple of different ways explained on the FBI website. Once You have made a request you may check on it through The Vault site.



Status information is updated weekly. You need your FOI/PA request number to use this feature.


There are some exemptions to the FOIA/PA which are explained on the site.


The Vault can be reached through the FBI website under the Services Tab.

FBI Records: The Vault: Exploring a Report

This is the third part in a four part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part will highlight a different feature of the site.

When you click on a file, it loads in a reader that enables you to view one or two pages at a time, search for key words, shrink or enlarge the size of the text, use different scroll features, and more. In many cases, the quality and clarity of the individual files has also been improved.

The files can be accessed by a couple of different ways from the home page.

You can select a category, search for something specific, or look through their index.


Once you select a topic the available files will be displayed.


You can look through the file in the browser or open and download the pdf version.



The Vault can be reached through the FBI Website under the Services Tab. A New Legal News Service

The Texas Tech University Law Library has a full subscription to is one interconnected platform that serves all 18 online U.S. national and regional legal publications including news, rankings, reports, and strategy, produced by American Lawyer Media (ALM). It includes: The American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, The National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, Supreme Court Brief, Corporate Counsel, Legaltech News. Legal Week, Inside Counsel, The Recorder, and others.

Access to

For Students

Students can access on campus and remotely with eRaider. You need no sign-in on to access the full text of articles. In addition, students do not need to subscribe or respond to pop-ups offering a subscription. Notes: You cannot sign in with your LexisNexis account information even though you are given this option.

For Faculty

Faculty can use eRaider to access as well. However, faculty need to create your own username and password to receive and open topical email alerts.

A customized alert is your personalized alert generated from a keyword search or topic of your choosing. When creating an alert, you will have the option to specify the frequency – daily or weekly – as well as the day and time you would like to see it in your inbox. Faculty can easily manage your alerts from your My Account page. has pre-created logins for TTU law faculty. To active your faculty login credentials, please reset your password at login page. After entering your TTU email, faculty will need to select “Forget Password”. Then you will receive a password reset email from Once faculty update your password, your can access with your TTU email.

For more information about, please contact Electronic and Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie.