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Directory of Michigan Libraries with Legal Collections

We have developed the following lists to help you find legal information in your part of the state. Click on a category below to see a directory of law libraries and other libraries holding some legal materials. If you find a library near you, you can see what kinds of materials it has by clicking on the letter codes at the bottom.

UPPER PENINSULA LIBRARIES | NORTHERN LOWER PENINSULA | SOUTH EASTERN LOWER PENINSULA | SOUTH CENTRAL LOWER PENINSULA | SOUTH WESTERN LOWER PENINSULA


UPPER PENINSULA LIBRARIES (area code 906)

Lake Superior State University - Kenneth J. Shouldice Library

906 Ryan St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1632
Phone: (906) 635-2167
Fax: (906) 635-2193
Contact: Mary June, Librarian
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.,
Fri. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
E-mail: reference@lssu.edu
Website: www.lssu.edu/library

Marquette County Public Law Library

234 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 225-8209
Contact: Bob Dossetto, Bailiff
Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(EST)
E-mail: bdossetto@mqtco.org
Website: www.co.marquette.mi.us

Holdings: A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L

Updated 5/23/18

Northern Michigan University - Olson Library

1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855-5376
Phone: (906) 227-1580
Contact: Bruce Sarjeant, bsarjean@nmu.edu
Hours: Various. See year-long calendar at https://library.nmu.edu/about/calendar
E-mail: info@nmu.edu
Website: http://library.nmu.edu/

Holdings: D, E, F, G, H, I, K

Updated 8/6/18

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NORTHERN PART OF THE LOWER PENINSULA
(NORTH OF MUSKEGON TO BAY COUNTIES) (area codes 231, 989)

Central Michigan University - Park Library

250 East Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859-0001
Phone: (989) 774-3470
Fax: (989) 774-1350
Contact: Judith O'Dell, Reference Law Librarian
Hours: Check website/call ahead as hours will vary.
E-mail: libref@cmich.edu, odell1j@cmich.edu
Website: www.lib.cmich.edu

Delta College Library

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001
Phone: (989) 686-9560
Fax: (989) 686-4131
Contact: Anne Elias, Government Document/Reference Librarian
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed summer Fridays), Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
E-mail: library@delta.edu
Website: www.delta.edu/library
 

Holdings: F, G, K (Fastcase)

Updated 6/21/18

Ferris State University - Ferris Library for Information Technology (FLITE)

1010 Campus Dr.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-3540
Contact: David Scott
Hours: Regular Semester (Fall and Spring) Sun. 1 p.m. - Midnight, Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.- Midnight, Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.(Summer) Sun 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Website: http://www.ferris.edu/library
 
Holdings: A, D, E, F, J, K

Updated 8/7/18

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Library

2258 Enterprise Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 317-4760, ext 240
Contact: Anne Heidemann, Tribal Librarian
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hours may vary based on class schedules.
E-mail: aheidemann@sagchip.edu
Website: http://youseemore.com/saginaw
 

Holdings: D,G,H,J

Updated 5/3/18

 

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SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE LOWER PENINSULA (area codes 248, 313, 586, 734, 810)

Adams-Pratt Oakland County Legal Resources Center

1200 N. Telegraph Building 14E
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0012
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
E-mail: oclib@oakgov.com
Website: www.oakgov.com/lrc

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L

Additional information: Oakland County Community Ordinance Collection, The Honorable Steven N. Andrews Constitutional Law Collection; Remote access databases for legal research

Updated 8/6/18

Ann Arbor District Library

343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 327-4200
Online Contact Form: http://www.aadl.org/contactus
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Website: www.aadl.org

Holdings: A, G, H, I

Updated 5/23/18

Detroit Main Library (Detroit Public Library) 
 

Social Science, Education & Religion Department, First Floor
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 481-1406
Hours: Tue. & Wed. Noon-8:00 p.m.; Thu., Fri., & Sat. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
 

Holdings: A, C, D, F, G, H, I, J

Additional information: Library is a former regional depository and holds many historical Federal publications. The Library holds copies of the local EPA Superfund site files.

Updated 5/23/18

Eastern Michigan University - EMU Library

955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 487-0020 ext. 2100
Fax: (734) 487-8861
Contact: Rhonda E. Fowler, Librarian
Hours: Call ahead to verify hours. Reference assistance available.
E-mail: rfowler@emich.edu
Website: www.emich.edu/library/

Flint Public Library - Main Branch

1026 E. Kearsley St.
Flint MI 48502-1994
Phone: (810) 232-7111
Fax: (810) 249-2635
Contact: Sarah Brooks
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
E-mail: askus@fpl.info
Website: https://fpl.info/

Henry Ford Community College - Eshleman Library

5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn MI 48128-1495
Phone: (313) 845-6377
Fax: 313-845-9795
Contact : Victoria Morris
Hours:
Fall and Winter Semesters: Mon.-Thurs.7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,Sun. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Spring Semester: Mon.-Thurs.7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Summer Semester: Mon.-Thurs.7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
E-mail: vmorris@hfcc.edu
Website: http://clara.hfcc.edu/

Monroe County Library System - Ellis Library and Reference Center

3700 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 241-5277
Ellis Reference Center Hours:  Mon-Thurs 9:00am-8:45pm; Fri- Sat 9:00am-4:45pm; Sun (Sep-May) 12:00pm-4:45pm
Email: ref@monroe.lib.mi.us
Website: monroe.lib.mi.us

Holdings:  A, D, F, G, H, I, J, 

Updated 5/29/18

St. Clair County Library - Port Huron Main Branch

210 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 987-7323
Contact: Law Library
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
E-mail: reference@sccl.lib.mi.us
Website: http://stclaircountylibrary.org

Holdings: A, D, G, H, I, J

Updated 5/29/18

WMU - Cooley Law School Library, Auburn Hills Campus

Auburn Hills Campus, First floor and lower level
2630 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (248) 751-7850, ext. 7702
Contact: Reference Desk
Hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Fri-Su 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Email: reference@cooley.edu
Website: www.cooley.edu/students/library
 

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K

Updated 5/31/18

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Library
(closed to the public until further notice)

651 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 596-0241
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 7 a.m.-10:50 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-5:50 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m.
Website: https://lawschool.udmercy.edu/library/index.php

Holdings: A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K

Updated 5/31/18

University of Michigan Law Library - University of Michigan Law School

801 Monroe St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact information on Library Website: https://www.law.umich.edu/library/contact/Pages/default.aspx
Collection or Reference Email: askalawlibrarian@umich.edu
 

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J

Updated 6/21/18

Washtenaw Community College - Learning Resource Center

Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 973-3429
Fax: (734) 677-2220
Contact: Kathleen Scott
Hours: Fall/Winter: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
E-mail: kscott@wccnet.edu
Website: www.wccnet.edu/resources/library
 

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SOUTH CENTRAL PART OF THE LOWER PENINSULA (area code 517, 989)

Delta College Library

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001
Phone: (989) 686-9560
Fax: (989) 686-4131
Contact: Anne Elias, Government Document/Reference Librarian
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed summer Fridays), Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
E-mail: library@delta.edu
Website: www.delta.edu/library

Holdings: F, G, K (Fastcase)

Updated 6/21/18

Jackson District Library - Carnegie Branch

244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201-2275
Phone: (517) 788-4087 ext. 234
Fax: (517) 782-8635
Contact: Deborah Sears, Reference Coordinator
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
E-mail: searsdd@myjdl.com
Website: www.myjdl.com

Library of Michigan - State Law Library

Michigan Library and Historical Center, Third Floor
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48909-7507
Phone: (517) 335-1480
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
E-mail: lmlawlib@michigan.gov
Website: www.michigan.gov/lawlibrary

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K

Additional information: Library holds collection of historical Michigan Supreme Court Records and Briefs

Updated 10/16/18

Michigan State University, College of Law - John F. Schaefer Law Library

648 N. Shaw Lane, Rm. 140
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6870
Contact: Reference Desk
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.,
Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-1 a.m., abridged hours
during semester breaks
E-mail: reference@law.msu.edu
Website: www.law.msu.edu/library/index.html

Holdings: A,B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K

Updated 6/29/18

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School - Brennan Law Library

330 S. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Mail address: 300 S. Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901-3038
Phone: (517) 371-5140 ext. 3111
Fax: (517) 913-5546 
Contact: Reference Desk                                                                             
E-mail: refdesk@cooley.edu.
Website: www.cooley.edu/students/library

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L

Additional information: Library holds collection of historical Michigan Supreme Court Records and Briefs. Library has Michigan Shepard's in print.

Updated 6/29/18


SOUTHWESTERN PART OF THE LOWER PENINSULA (area codes 231, 269, 616)

Benton Harbor Public Library

213 East Wall Street, first Floor
Benton Harbor MI 49022
Phone: (269) 929-6139
Fax: (269) 926-1674
Contact: Jill Rauh, Reference and Government Information
Hours: Mon., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
E-mail: staff@bentonharborlibrary.com
Website: www.bentonharborlibrary.com

Grand Rapids Public Library

Reference Department
111 Library Street, N. E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268
Phone: (616) 988-5400
Fax: (616) 988-5420
Contact: Kate Hawkins
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. (during school year) 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
E-mail: khawkins@grpl.org
Website: www.grpl.org

Kalamazoo Public Library - Law Library

315 S. Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone:(269) 553-7920 Law Desk
Fax: (269) 553-7959
Contact: Caitlin Hoag, Reference and Law Librarian
Hours:Fall through Spring: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Summer: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
E-mail: caitlinh@kpl.gov
Website: www.kpl.gov/law-library

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K

Updated 7/2/18

Niles District Library

620 East Main Street
Niles, MI 49120-2620
Phone: (269) 683-8545 ext. 3315
Fax: (269) 683-0075
Contact: Kaye Janet, Information Desk Manager
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
E-mail: reference@nileslibrary.net
Website: www.nileslibrary.com

WMU-Cooley Law Library - Grand Rapids Campus

111 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4105
Phone: (616) 301-6850 ext. 6822                                                                  
Fax: (616) 301-6820                                                                               
Contact: Reference Desk
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Email: reference@cooley.edu

Website: www.cooley.edu/students/library

Holdings: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K

Additional information: The Library has reduced hours during term breaks. It is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Updated 7/2/18

 

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*HOLDINGS

Holdings information was obtained from a survey conducted in the Spring of 2018. Titles listed are examples only. Please check with the library for further information on specific holdings, services, and usage policies.

A = Current subscription to an annotated edition of the Michigan Compiled Laws (may include Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated or Michigan Compiled Laws Service)

B = Current subscription to Michigan case law (Michigan Reports, Michigan Appeals Reports, or West's North Western Reporter)

C = Local and state legal newspapers

D = Secondary legal materials on Michigan law (legal encyclopedias, Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications, form books, books on specialized topics)

E = Current subscription to an annotated edition of the United States Code (may include United States Code Annotated or United States Code Service)

F = Government publications with current legal information, for example, United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register

G = General legal encyclopedias, legal dictionaries, and form books

H = Publications on specialized legal topics such as workers' compensation, social security, criminal law and procedure, immigration, contracts, US Constitutional law, legal history

I = Legal self-help books

J = Historical legal information, including superseded federal and state laws and regulations

K = Public access to online research services (may include Lexis, Westlaw, or Fastcase) that assist in finding current federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations

L=Library is a Michigan Legal Help Local Self-Help Center

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Updated 10/19/2020