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Cooley Law Libraries

The Law Libraries at all campuses 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.

Legal Research: 1-866-REF-DESK

Over fifty full-time staff members are at the heart of providing excellent service and support. Over twenty-five professional Librarians staff the Reference Desk more hours than any other academic Law Library in the United States. E-mail reference along with a toll-free number 1-866-REF-DESK (1-866-733-3375) enhance our services.

Mission Statement

The Libraries' mission 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 its 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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Cooley's online catalog is known as CoolCat. Search the catalog for books, ebooks, Course Reserves, reference material and more. 

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Library Facts at a Glance

Statistics about volumes, titles and serials reflect the Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries' mission – making materials available to students and faculty in support of the curriculum, scholarship and research.

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AcquisitionsOur collection continually grows through the acquisition of new resources to meet the needs of our Library community.  We invite you to take a look at the new items we have recently added to our collection.

Ask A Librarian

Reference service is available to all patrons of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Library by  email, phone, or in-person.


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

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

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

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


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