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With approximately 50,000 volumes, the Institute Library is one of the largest libraries of its kind in Germany. Among them are selected holdings of the former library of the Regional Court Offenburg. In addition to the units listed in the University Library catalogue, the section for German Legal History also has many other archive sources (copies, digital copies, facsimiles), among them many copies of medieval manuscripts of the Lübeck Town Law and copies of lecture notes and lecture manuscripts of G.A. Heise and F.C. von Savigny.

The libraries in Freiburg contain a total of approximately 130,000 media on legal history.