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COVID-19 & Remote Law Library Access: Library Access & Services

Director's Introduction

The library is happy to share this LibGuide as our way of helping you in this time of uncertainty. We feel that you will find it to be a valuable resource as you navigate your way through this world of  school closure and  remote education. This LibGuide provides you with the latest updates from the Governor and about building access, as well as providing library contact information if you have service questions. Finally, this LibGuide describes how you may access electronic course books, study aids, and research resources. You can help too. Just let us know what your suggestions are.

Library Access Policy & Overview of This Guide

Pursuant to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order, the Law Library will be closed to faculty, staff, students, and public patrons until further notice.

Please refer to the Law School’s COVID-19 Updates page for more information on the developing response to COVID-19.

This guide is intended to serve as a reference to facilitate electronic and online scholarship during this time of uncertainty. You will find links to and descriptions of a variety of resources that will ease the transition to remote learning until the School of Law is able to reopen.

Please refer to the individual tabs above for more details on the following:

  1. Casebooks, Study Guides, and Other Electronic Resources contains information on electronic access to casebooks as well as information on accessing various electronic that are available off-campus.
  2. Interdisciplinary Resources contains information on non-legal or other academic resources that are electronically available off-campus.
  3. Additional Access and Contact Information contains additional information and points of contact for students planning on taking the bar exam this summer as well as additional resources regarding post-graduation and remote learning resources.

Virtual Reference

Despite the closure of the Law School, the Law Library’s staff remains committed to supporting faculty, staff, students, and the public during this period of uncertainty. Please feel free to direct legal reference questions to regarding any research needs you may have.

Additionally, the Law Library’s reference librarians are available for virtual reference sessions with Detroit Mercy School of Law community members. Please email to schedule a virtual reference session.

Printing Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Document Delivery

While the library remains closed, all staff are working from home. Delivery of physical materials will not be possible until the library reopens, and then may only be on a limited basis. If you cannot find needed material, or need assistance using library services, please contact us at