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Our Mission

Excerpt from “Mission of the Law Library:”

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….” 

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Website Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the University of Michigan Law Library web site is to support the mission and the teaching and research needs of the University of Michigan Law School.  We strive to make the site an excellent starting point for all types of research by Law School faculty and students.

The website will:

  1. Provide information about the Library's resources and services;
  2. Offer access to Library resources in all formats, either remotely accessed or locally maintained;
  3. Offer access to the Library's services and,
  4. Provide research tools and educational materials created or selected by the Library.

Circulation Policy

The Law Library is a research library and the books in the collection must be available for immediate use. Therefore, materials do not circulate out of the library. However, most books in the Law Library may circulate to offices or carrels within the Legal Research Complex if properly charged to such offices or carrels. Most materials housed in the Reserve area on Sub-2 may be charged for 4-hour use within the Addition although they may not be charged to office or carrels.

Books bearing the call number or location REF COLL, LLF (looseleaf services), RESERVES or RR may not be charged to carrels or offices.

Law Library Collections

The Library's comprehensive collection covers all time periods and jurisdictions, and includes material in print, microform, and digital formats.

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Food & Drink Policy


  • No food in the Library
  • Drinks only in closed non-spillable containers
  • No drinks at all in the CALR room or at tables with library computers

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Tobacco Policy


  • No smoking or smokeless tobacco products in the Library

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