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Law Student's Guide to the Law Library

This guide will help you navigate the resources and services available through the Law Library.

Library Building Policy

Library Building Policies

In order to maintain an environment that promotes effective study and research, we need your cooperation. Please be considerate of those working around you and comply with the following policies. 

All University of Minnesota campus policies apply throughout Mondale Hall and in the Law Library. 

Noise

Noise

Loud conversations and cell phone use are not permitted in the Law Library. Please turn off the ringer on your cell phone prior to entering the Law Library. All audio devices must be used with earphones.

Please avoid talking in the following areas where sound carries most:

  • rooms 144, 146, and 153 
  • just inside the wooden doors on the first floor (near the public computer terminals)
  • balcony on the second floor of the library outside the journal offices
  • near the library elevator on the upper floors

If you would like to hold a conversation while in the Law Library, please use the following areas:

  • library lobby
  • circulation/reserves area
  • reference office
  • the "loft" on the second floor (overlooking the library lobby)
  • the central library stairwell from the second floor to the fourth floor
  • group study rooms

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

You may have food and beverages in the library. Please avoid odorous and crunchy foods, and dispose of your containers and wrappers. Please keep beverages in covered containers. If a spill occurs, please notify the library circulation staff immediately. 

After Hours Access

After Hours Access

Only current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Minnesota Law School are permitted to use the Law Library after it closes. You must have your U Card available and with you while using the library after hours. 

Miscellaneous Policies

Miscellaneous Policies

While in the Law Library, you are not allowed to:

  • engage in disruptive behavior
  • use tobacco products or e-cigarettes
  • post signs
  • solicit sales
  • admit unauthorized individuals after hours
  • enter staff offices without permission

 

Please report disruptive or threatening behavior to the library staff. After hours, report security problems to the security monitor on duty or call 9-1-1.


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