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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.

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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.

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


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Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is an independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. The affiliation between WMU and WMU-Cooley, which are legally and financially independent institutions, will end on or before November 5, 2023. As an independent institution, the Law School is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. 

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