Document Delivery Information for non-State Employees

How the Service Works:

Members of the public can order copies of materials from the State Law Library based on the fee schedule on this page. Requests are delivered by email. Requests for hard copies will be sent by regular U.S. Mail.

We cannot accommodate rush requests. Requests for copies will be filled subject to staff availability, usually in 2-3 business days. If material is needed more quickly, you may wish to send a researcher or document service to the Library to gather and copy materials. Library of Michigan cardholders may borrow circulating materials from the Library’s collections. Materials may also be borrowed through Michigan libraries participating in MeLCat or through a library's interlibrary loan service.

Citations such as bill numbers for legislative analyses, public act number and year, statute sections, or page numbers are necessary to fill the request. A note about the subject of the document provides a good cross-check. We cannot do the research to determine which materials are correct or most relevant to a request but encourage you to come in and make use of our collections.

Contact:

Requests or questions should be sent to lmlawlib@michigan.gov. Please include your name, your company's name (if applicable), and contact information, including street address, phone number, and email.

Charges:

  • 1-100 pages                   No cost - see explanation below
  • 101-150 pages               $50
  • 151-200 pages               $75
  • 201 plus pages               Add an additional $25 for every 25 additional pages

Costs must be prepaid. There are no refunds for materials sent. For your own information security, DO NOT send credit or debit card information. Charges, if any, will be invoiced.

The State Law Library will provide copies of materials in our collections at no cost for up to 100 pages or copies (1 page per copy). Multiple requests in the same week will be considered as one for purposes of making free copies. As a public service, copies of Michigan Public Acts will continue to be made available at no charge.

Electronic copies will be delivered by email. Hard copies, if requested, will be sent by regular U.S. Mail. The Library is not responsible for lost or misdirected copies.

All copies are provided subject to copyright restrictions. We also reserve the right to limit copies of materials from commercial databases. Visitors to the State Law Library may access these databases in our Electronic Resources Room.

Where materials are freely available on the Internet, we will provide links to those items in accordance with our regular reference practice. For more information on finding legal resources online, please see Statutes, Regulations & Decisions and Top Information Links on our website.

For certified copies of Michigan Public Acts, please contact the Office of the Great Seal.  For certified copies of the Michigan Constitution, please contact the State Archives.

 
The State Law Library and Library of Michigan are open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Public wireless and a desk scanner are available (please bring a thumb drive). For more information, contact us at 517-335-1480 or via email at lmlawlib@michigan.gov.


For other sources of legal materials and government documents, see the Directory of Michigan Libraries with Legal Collections. In addition, the Library of Michigan is continuing to add Michigan documents to the Governing Michigan website to increase free, online access to many of our most requested materials.

Updated 06/03/19