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Facts About the Law Library

The Law Library Collection...


Size (volumes) as of July 1, 2015:
Paper: 717,588
Non-print: 318,912
Audio-visual: 78
Total Volumes: 1,036,578
 
Size (titles) as of July 1, 2015:
Paper: 277, 587
Microform: 24,402
Audio-visual: 28
Electronic format: 215,951
Total Titles: 517,968
 
Location of books (approximate):
305,000 paper volumes in Legal Research
413,000 paper volumes in Smith Addition
319,000 non-print volumes
 
Subscriptions: 2,702
 
Electronic databases: 1,030
 
  

The Allen and Alene Smith Addition...


Designed by:
Gunnar Birkerts & Associates
Birmingham, MI
Architects, 1981 Building and 1996 Jackier Rare Book Room
 
DiClemente Siegal Design Inc.
Southfield, MI
Architects, 2003 S-3 Completion
 
Built by:
J.A. Fredman, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
General Contractors
 
J.C. Beal, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
Contractor, Jackier Rare Book Room
 
DeMaria Building Co, Inc.
Novi, MI
Contractor, S-3 Completion
 
Opened: August, 1981
 
Size: 77,000 square gross feet
 
Capacities (volumes of books):
475,000 in finished space
25,000 in Jackier Rare Book Room
 
Seating:
At lightwell balconies*: 36
At tables*: 178
In carrels*: 222
At computers and microform readers: 52
In lounge seats: 38
In group study rooms: 24
Total: 550
 
* Balcony, table & carrel seats have outlets for laptops.

 
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