Law Library Mission Statement
The University of Michigan Law Library is "maintained and administered as a part of the instructional and research operation of the Law School." (Board of Regents Bylaw 12.02)
The Law Library's purpose is to build collections and provide services to support the teaching and research needs of Law School faculty and students. Therefore, the Law Library's collections, services, and policies are primarily designed to benefit the Law School's faculty and students, and others officially connected with the Law School.
The Law Library's secondary users--whose needs are met only after those of the primary users--are other University of Michigan faculty and students who have legitimate need to use the collection, and attorneys.
The Law Library accommodates others only so long as their use of the facilities does not interfere with use by primary and secondary users.