Welcome to the Arthur Neef Law Library!
The entire staff welcomes you to the Arthur Neef Law Library. We look forward to working with you and wish you well in your law school career. This guide is a brief introduction to law library resources, services and policies. More detailed information is available from the law library website.
The law library is part of the Wayne State University Library System. The mission of the library system is to advance scholarship, student learning and faculty innovation through continuous development of a library that serves as a national model for a research University with an urban teaching and service mission.
Law library materials are housed on three levels. The main entrance is on the library’s first level, where you’ll find the circulation and reference desks, study rooms and the computer lab as well as federal and state primary legal materials and finding tools including digests and legal encyclopedias. The second level holds materials by subject area, print periodical indices and journals as well as additional study rooms. The lower level contains microfiche collections and government documents including official versions of federal agency, congressional and statutory materials.
ARTHUR NEEF LAW LIBRARY
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
474 Ferry Mall
Detroit, Michigan 48202
313.577.3925 – Information
313.577.6181 – Circulation
313.577.6180 - Reference
Studying in the Law Library
The law library is a popular place to study. Please be courteous of your classmates – use a study room for group study and keep noise to a minimum. Beverages in covered containers are allowed in the library. Food and drink are prohibited in computer labs, at any computer terminal and in auditoriums. However, take a break from your studying to visit the Barris Lounge (combination code distributed during Orientation Week required for entry) or the adjacent vending area located in the lower level.
The law library has fourteen study rooms, located on both the first and second levels, available for law student use. As with reserve materials, study room keys may be checked out for three hours at the circulation desk. These rooms are available on a first come first served basis during the semester. Just let us know ‘up or down’. Reservations and minimum occupancy requirements apply during Reading and Exam periods.
The law library computer lab is located on the first level. Please note: A combination code, distributed during Orientation Week, is required for entry. Students have access to computer work stations and a scanner as well as space for laptop use.
Just a reminder – we care about your safety. Be aware of your surroundings. Please DO NOT leave personal belongings unattended.
WSU Public Safety can be contacted at 313.577.2222 or 7-2222 on the campus phone located opposite the library entrance adjacent to the elevator.