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The Hunter Law Library has been a federal depository library since 1972, and its federal depository collections are open to public use. For assistance, please contact any reference librarian or Steve Averett, the depository library coordinator.


Researching Local Ordinances

For the beginner, we recommend this excellent article on how to research local government law (written by a BYU law librarian):

Shawn G. Nevers, "Local Ordinances: The Often Overlooked Laws," Student Lawyer, Feb. 2014,


For more advanced treatment, see the following treatises (and those listed elsewhere in this research guide):

The Law of Municipal Corporations - Eugene McQuillin; Clark A. Nichols
Call Number: Reserve Reading Room KF 5305 .M3 1949
Publication Date: 1949-
30 volumes, kept up to date by cumulative pocket supplements and revised volumes.
Print volumes must be used on-site.
Also available via Westlaw.

Antieau on Local Government Law - Chester James Antieau; Sandra M. Stevenson
Call Number: Reserve Reading Room KF 5358 .A6 .A58 1997-
Publication Date: 1997
6 volumes, must be used on-site.
Also available via Lexis.

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