The Law Library Catalog should be the first place to search for legal materials, particularly when you have a particular resource in mind. Use the Law Library Catalog to find books, journals, court reporters, treatises, microforms, and generally anything legal.
Use the catalog search box on the Law Library homepage, or use the link above for basic filter options.
Types of Searches
Terms and Connectors (for Keyword searches)
A search for multiple words with no punctuation/connectors will yield every record that includes any of those words. Use Terms and Connectors to focus your search and get better results.
For a more narrow search, use the Advanced Search page. This page gives you the option to limit by year of publication, location, language, and other facets.
Every Catalog Record has a Location
The Location precedes the Call Number in every catalog record. Most will include a link to a map of the Underground Library with each located marked. Use this map to find the correct floor, aisle, and shelf for each item. Print maps are located at the Information Desk.
How Locations Relate to Materials
Below is a list describing what type of material is in each location:
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Visit us at the Information Desk on Sub-1 for immediate in-person assistance. Open 8 am - midnight, Sunday-Thursday, and 8am - 10pm, Friday-Saturday*
The chat service is available to all of our patrons but is designed to meet the legal research needs of U-M students, staff, and faculty.
Chat is monitored from 1-7 pm Monday-Wednesday and 1-5 pm Thursday-Friday on days when class is in session.
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