Law - 1L & New Law Students

Library resources, services and policies for first year law students.

Purchasing Textbooks & e-Textbooks

Fall 2021 Wayne State Campus Bookstore Information:

Buying or Renting Course Materials & Textbooks:

Fall 2021 E-Book Purchase Information:

Please contact publishers directly to purchase e-textbooks:

Carolina Academic Press:

West Academic and Foundation Press:
Wolters Kluwer

If your professor is using textbooks from other publishers during Fall 2021, please contact Law librarian Kathryn Polgar ( with the publisher(s)' name(s) so that purchasing information can be added.


Borrowing & Circulation

The Circulation Desk is our service point for checking out Course Reserves items for use within the Law Library or for picking up circulating non-Reserves Collection books that can be taken outside the Law Library. You can look up the title or author in the Library System's online catalog at

A WSU OneCard (faculty, students and staff) is needed to borrow materials. The loan period for Wayne State faculty and graduate students runs until the end of the current semester. For other patrons, the loan period is 28 days. 

Materials may be returned to the Circulation Desk or deposited in the book drop located outside the Law Library Building’s east entrance. Books may be renewed in-person, by telephone (313-577-6181) or by clicking on “My Library Account” from the library’s web page.