The Law Library supports research in any field of law, for any country of the world, at any time in history. Our comprehensive print collection is partnered with a world-class collection of electronic resources, and our lawyer-librarians can help you in person, via email or live chat, and through our rich website.
The Michigan Law Library houses one of the world's most outstanding collections of research materials. With nearly one million volumes, it is a center for legal research for faculty, students, lawyers, judges, and scholars from around the world. International students and visitors often discover that materials on their native countries are more accessible and complete than at home.
The Law Library was the first academic library in the United States to become an official depository institution for documents of the European Community. Legal documents for the United Nations, the European Community, and other supra-national authorities represent a particular strength of the collection. In addition, there are extensive collections in the fields of Roman, comparative and international law, and documents of inter-governmental organizations such as the UN, EU, and WTO. The Law Library’s collection also includes reports of the American federal and state courts, the court reports of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, and those of most European, Asian and South American countries. The constitutions, codes and statutes of most foreign countries, as well as of the American states, are kept retrospectively and up-to-date.