Ask A Librarian

Ask A Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Reference service is available to all patrons of the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries. 

Coronavirus Update (Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.)

Library service ONLINE ONLY - Concern for the health and safety of members of the WMU-Cooley community and their loved ones continues to guide the decisions made by the law school’s leaders. If you have questions or need help from a librarian, Reference Librarians and Circulation Staff can be contacted by phone or email (see reference numbers below).

We will be available for your questions and to provide assistance during the following days and times:

Monday through Thursday  8am to 9pm All Locations
Friday 8am to 6pm All Locations
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm Lansing and Tampa Bay Only

Reach our staff directly by calling toll-free at 1-866-REF-DESK (1-866-733-3375).

Reference Services include:

  • Responding to questions and requests for information which require "short answers."
  • Confirming whether the library owns a particular title.
  • Answering questions requiring brief facts, statistics, addresses, etc.
  • Providing advice on resources to consult for a project or paper.
  • Suggesting research techniques using various resources.
  • Assistance with electronic resources passwords - For WMU-Cooley Faculty and Students.

Requests for specific documents (you have the citation or title) are handled through our Document Delivery Service.

Email

You can send your requests or questions by E-mail here. Requests are read and responded to during regular reference hours. Most questions are answered within 24 hours, excluding weekends, holidays, and term breaks.

Phone

1-866-REF-DESK (1-866-733-3375)
Auburn Hills Campus: (248) 751-7850 ext. 7702
Grand Rapids Campus: (616) 301-6850 ext. 6822
Lansing Campus: (517) 371-5140 ext. 3111
Tampa Bay Campus: (813) 419-5100 ext. 5121

'Live' In-Person Service at the Reference Desk

Auburn Hills Campus Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday:  Assistance provided by other campus Reference Librarians. 

Grand Rapids Campus Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Assistance provided by other campus Reference Librarians.

Lansing Campus Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Tampa Bay Campus Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

CONTACT

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

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