Law Libraries

Law Libraries

studying in outstanding surroundings

The law libraries at all locations support the work of the students and faculty. Comfortable surroundings, a curriculum-based collection, and a wireless technology environment work together to provide an ideal setting to study law. The library staff are at the heart of providing excellent service and support. Professional librarians staff the reference desk seven days a week. Reach our staff directly by calling toll-free at 1-866-REF-DESK (1-866-733-3375).

Make Your Brennan Library Donation Here in the Memory of the Hon. Thomas E. Brennan (May 27, 1929-Sept. 29, 2018)

Mission Statement

The mission of the libraries is to provide faculty, staff and students access to resources, instruction and services that are paramount to the law school's objective of advancing practical legal scholarship. The libraries are committed to offering services that promote legal research and meet the information needs of their primary users. In pursuit of this mission, the libraries provide information and materials through a wide range of print, multimedia, and electronic resources.

Search CoolCat/View Patron Records here

WMU-Cooley Law Libraries online catalog is known as CoolCat. Search the catalog for books, ebooks, course reserves, reference material, and more.

Library Facts at a Glance

Go to our Library Facts at a Glance page here page for statistics about volumes, titles and serials that reflect the WMU-Cooley Law Libraries' mission – making materials available to students and faculty in support of the curriculum, scholarship, and research. 

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Our collection continually grows through the acquisition of new resources to meet the needs of the WMU-Cooley Law Library communities. We invite you to take a look at new items we have recently added to our collection.

Ask A Librarian

Go here to Ask A Librarian for email reference. Let us if we can help you. 


Auburn Hills Campus
(248) 751-7850
Reference - ext. 7702
Circulation - ext. 7701

Grand Rapids Campus
(616) 301-6850
Reference - ext. 6822
Circulation - ext. 6923

Lansing Campus - Brennan Law Library and Center for Research and Study
(517) 371-5140
Reference - ext. 3111
Circulation - ext. 3100

Tampa Bay Campus 
(813) 419-5100
Reference - ext. 5121
Circulation - ext. 5120


WMU-Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

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