For information about obtaining a legal research pass for the Smith Underground Library, please speak with a reference librarian. See our main page for the latest information about library access at this time, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those without a legal research need are welcome to use the unrestricted portion of the Reading Room, which is open for general study.
The Smith underground library consists of three floors, with the highest referred to as "Sub-1" and the lowest called "Sub-3."
Each floor of Smith has the same basic floor plan:
So, a book located on S-2W will be in the West wing of the second floor (Sub-2).
Visit the reference desk for help locating material.
The UMich Law Library is a non-circulating library. This means that no one, not even members of the MLaw community, can take library books out of the building. You are welcome to browse the three floors of stacks and peruse books at the desks, carrels, and tables throughout the library.
The library collection is contained in both open and closed stacks. The majority of books in the closed stacks were published prior to the year 2000. Recent texts and current law are, for the most part, in the open stacks in the Smith underground addition.
If you have ongoing research needs and are interested in being able to pull books from the closed stacks, please see a reference librarian.