Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2020     Views: 10

The University of Michigan Law Library is the name of the organization and collection as a whole, and each of the Law Library's buildings are part of the Legal Research Complex. The address of each building is technically "Legal Research." That being said, each of the three buildings also have unique names.

  • The Underground Library, which houses our most current materials, is officially named the Allen and Alene Smith Addition. It is also referred to as the Smith Underground Library, the Smith Addition, or simply Smith or the Underground.
  • The William W. Cook Legal Research Library, the original magnificent house of the Law Library, is made up of two buildings, both of which may be referred to as "Legal Research" buildings:
    • The Reading Room is the grand hall and the most recognizable of the Law Quad buildings.
    • The Annex is the 10-story building that houses the bulk of the Library's older physical materials.

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