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Visitor Access

Access to the Law Library

Michigan Law Community
The Law Library will be open Monday - Friday, from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

The hours are: 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

The library is accessible only to Law students, faculty, and staff. To enter, law students must: 

  • Wear a mask or face covering at all times (for University Guidance on face coverings, see: 
  • Present their MCard
  • Have a valid seat reservation, as demonstrated with a confirmation email from the reservation system

Guest Access
Building access is limited to only Law students, faculty, and staff.

Seat Reservations
The Reading Room and Underground Library have been reserved for students to use as study spaces and are available only by reservation through LibCal. Michigan Law students may log in to reserve a seat for up to 90 minutes, and the same space cannot be reserved for consecutive time slots. To learn more and make a reservation, visit

All Michigan Law students must show their confirmation email at the entrance station to enter the Underground Library. 

If you have questions about the seat reservation system, please contact: Jenny Rickard.

Location & Parking Information

801 Monroe Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1210

Phone: 734-764-9324

Parking: Parking meters take coins and credit cards; must be paid Mon - Sat, 6 am to 6 pm.


Elevator Access to Underground Smith Addition

Getting from the street level to the underground levels takes a few steps:

  • Enter the Reading Room from the Monroe Street side if you need to use the elevators. Automatic door openers are available for the outside door. Proceed through the Reading Room to the elevators to the east of the Reading Room desk and go down to the first floor (the Reading Room is on 3).
  • Go to your left around the corner and through the double grey doors. There is an automatic opener available.
  • Go down the ramp before the green steps to another elevator and go down 1 flight.
  • Proceed through the gate to the Law Library. You are entering the Library on the Sub-1 level. If you need to go to Sub-2 or Sub-3, there is an elevator just beyond the Reference Desk.
The sub-level elevators are turned off 10 minutes before closing. Please exit the building 10 minutes before closing if you need to use the elevators.


WiFi Access

Wireless internet access is available in the Reading Room and underground Law Library.

  • The MWireless network is available to the University of Michigan Community.
  • The MGuest network is available to visitors.
For more information and access instructions see: