SERVICES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS
The law school has a number of services to the general public and to other law school students.
The libraries do not provide borrowing privileges to the general public or to students of other law schools. The materials must be used within the libraries.
The library subscribes to a variety of electronic resources (such as Lexis Nexis Digital, and WestlawNext Patron Access). Most sources are IP based and available only from a WMU-Cooley networked PC. To view a list and description of the electronic resources available to you, please visit our electronic resources page here.
The Brennan Law Library (Lansing location) of the WMU-Cooley Law School is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government Documents. Public access to the government documents is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 of the U.S.C.). For information in using depository information, please see our Government Documents page here.
The Libraries' professional reference staff offer assistance to you in your research by assisting you in locating or identifying sources of interest to you. Please see our Ask A Librarian page here for hours and methods of contacting us.
Legal and ethical codes prohibit librarians from giving legal advice or opinion, or from interpreting sources of legal authority. Library staff may not perform legal research, offer legal advice, or choose legal forms for patrons. For these reasons, law library staff are limited to suggesting library materials that might be helpful to you, assist you in locating these materials, and showing you how to find information in them.
You may wish to consult one of the agencies listed below if you are in need of further assistance:
To further assist you in your research, the WMU-Cooley Librarians have created and continuously maintain a number of research guides on a variety of legal topics. The annotated research guides assist researchers in identifying useful print, electronic and internet sources pertinent to their legal issue. Go here for a list of Research Guides.