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Document Delivery Information for non-State Employees

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Library Of Michigan

Document Delivery Information for non-State Employees

How the Service Works

Members of the public may order copies of materials from the State Law Library. Requests are delivered by email.

We cannot accommodate rush requests. Requests for copies will be filled subject to staff availability. If material is needed more quickly, one may wish to send a researcher or document service to the Library to gather and copy materials. Library of Michigan cardholders may borrow circulating materials from the Library’s collections. Materials may also be borrowed through Michigan libraries participating in MeLCat or through a library's interlibrary loan service.

Citations such as bill numbers for legislative analyses, public act number and year, statute sections, or page numbers are necessary to fill the request. A note about the subject of the document provides a good cross-check. We cannot do the research to determine which materials are correct or most relevant to a request but encourage you to come in and make use of our collections.


Requests or questions should be sent to Please include your name, your company's name (if applicable), and contact information, including street address, phone number, and email. 

Method of Delivery

Electronic copies will be delivered by email. The Library of Michigan is not responsible for lost or misdirected copies.

Copyright restrictions

All copies are provided subject to copyright restrictions. We also reserve the right to limit copies of materials from commercial databases. Visitors to the State Law Library may access these databases in our Electronic Resources Room.

Where materials are freely available on the Internet, we will provide links to those items in accordance with our regular reference practice.

For certified copies of Michigan Public Acts, please contact the Office of the Great Seal.  For certified copies of the Michigan Constitution, please contact the State Archives.

The State Law Library is open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Public wireless and a desk scanner are available (please bring a thumb drive). For more information, contact us at 517-335-1480 or via email at

For other sources of legal materials and government documents, see the Directory of Michigan Libraries with Legal Collections.  

Updated 09/27/2023