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Library Resources for Michigan Law Students: Need Research Help?

You Don't Have to Know Everything, You Just Have to Know Where to Look

The Michigan Law librarians and staff are here to help you navigate the vast landscape of legal resources. Whether you have a quick question, or need help digging deeper, there are a variety of ways to get your research started on the right foot.

Get Answers Fast at the Reference Desk

The Reference Desk on Sub-1 is staffed by law student employees and librarians during all hours the Library is open, rain or shine.

Contact the Reference Desk in any of these ways:

  • Chat online (see sidebar)
  • Call 734-764-9324
  • Visit in person

Get In-Depth Help

Have a Question? Ask the Experts

Get your question directly to a reference librarian by emailing One of our lawyer librarians will get back to you between 8 A.M. and 6 P.M., Monday through Friday.

One-on-One Research Consultations

  • Researching an unfamiliar topic?
  • Want to improve your database search results?
  • Don't even know where to start?

Meet with a reference librarian in person to discuss your research question. Schedule a time that works for you using our online scheduler.

Did You Know?

Go Underground logoEvery reference librarian in the MLaw Library has a JD and most have passed the bar. That means they know what you're going through, and they know how to help.

Get to the Research Consultation Scheduler from the Law Library homepage.

research consultation scheduler link on homepage

Need Help?

This guide was created and updated by Michigan Law Reference Librarians.


  Call us at 734-764-9324

text message icon Text us at 734-329-5606

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  Email us at Emails are answered by Librarians between 8AM and 6PM, Monday-Friday

  Consult with us. Schedule an appointment to meet with a Reference Librarian.

  Visit us at the Reference Desk on Sub-1 for immediate in-person assistance.