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Remote Access to Library Resources (COVID-19 Response): Library Access & Services

This guide contains information about remote resources for University of Michigan Law Students during the University's Covid-19 Protocols.

Accessing the Library

Until further notice, the library is closed to members of the public, INCLUDING faculty, staff and students. 

This closure is subject to change.  Changes will be announced and noted our our website. We will also post changes on our social media.

This page was updated on 8/4/2020

Get Help

Have questions about research?  Need help getting started on a project? Any other questions about the library?

Even if you are far from campus, the Michigan Law Librarians are still here for you! 

Reference service and research consultations are now available remotely. We will be monitoring email and setting appointments during business hours, Monday - Friday.  To reach your law librarians, you can:

  •   Email:
  •   Set up an appointment in our online scheduler to meet virtually with any reference librarian. Librarians are able to chat via phone or video conference according to your preference. Video conferences will be provided via Google Hangouts.

Scanning Suspended

We regret that we will be unable to provide scans of any materials during this closure.  In compliance with the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order, there will be no library staff in the building to fulfill scanning requests.

We have been able to find alternative access for many print resources as many publishers have stepped up to offer free access to their materials during the pandemic crisis.  You can find information about casebooks, study guides, and other legal resources here on our site.  You can also find information on emergency access to non-legal and interdisciplinary sources provided by the University Library as well as tips on accessing electronic resources through our library, and through the main university library.  

For any other resources, please feel free to reach out to the librarians for assistance.  

Summer Access


For questions about accessing Law Library resources, or any other legal research needs, please email

For the latest COVID-19 information from the Law School, please go to their dedicated webpage (below) and contact email (