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Carrels located at the back of the First Level and at the front of Second Level are for quiet individual study and may not be reserved. Never leave your personal belongings in them. The Law Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Library materials may not accumulate in carrels without a note stating the purpose and date and may not remain there overnight. All carrels will be cleared daily and materials without notes may be cleared throughout the day.

Circulation Desk

Materials that can circulate outside the building are checked out at the Circulation Desk (First Level). Special Reserves and unbound periodicals are available from this desk. Books with call numbers on the Second Level circulate for 28 days unless restricted to Building Use Only. They may be renewed unless another library user has requested them. Since the Law Library is a research library, very few items in the collection can be checked out of the building. Reserve and Course Reserve materials are to be used in the Library for 3 hour periods or as designated and must be returned to the Circulation Desk. Check with a Desk Attendant regarding the circulation policy for any item you wonder about.

Conference Room

The Law Library Conference Room (1302) is available for scheduling by WSU Law School and  Library System staff (20 seats maximum). Contact Leronia Ross-Green at 7-6429.

Copy Machines/Network Printers

Three (3) copy machines are available on the First Level. One copier on the First Level accepts coins; all other copiers require OneCards. There are two (2) network printers and one across from the door to the Computer Lab (law students use only). Printing from the Network Printers requires a OneCard. If you have problems with any of these machines, please report them to circulation desk attendant. Copies are $0.10/page. A OneCard machine is located at the entrance to the library (First Level).

Study Rooms

  • 14 rooms; 8 on First Level, 6 on Second Level.
  • Available for quiet study or group discussions.
  • Available to Wayne State Law Students ONLY.
  • Request at Circulation Desk and/or online.
  • Rooms 2301, 2303 available ONLY FOR GROUPS OF TWO OR MORE.
  • Study Room Reservation System (SRRS) Use Policy.

Laptops/Network Connections

There are Ethernet connections by all tables, in all study rooms, by some First Level carrels and in the Law Student Computer Lab.
Wireless access is available based on WSU AccessID. Network printing is provided by IKON (10c/page)


Lockers are available in the basement of the Law School for Wayne State Law Students. Please obtain the combination from the Circulation Information Desk.

Lost and Found

Personal items found in the Library are held at the Circulation Desk. A Lost and Found is also located in the Dean's Office on the 3rd Floor of the Law School Building. After 2 weeks all personal belongings, other than books, are sent to the Student Center Building Lost and Found.

OneCard Dispenser (Parking, Printing, Copying)

A OneCard machine is located at the entrance to the library.


There are campus telephones on the wall near the elevator on the First Level, Second Level and on the Lower Level. These phones allow users to call the Circulation or Reference Desk for assistance, Public Safety or other campus numbers.