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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.

Study Room Policies

Study Room Policies

University of Minnesota Law Students may reserve Law Library study rooms for individual & group study. All group study rooms are equipped with a table seating 4-6 people. The following restrictions apply:

  • Reservations may be made no more than 3 days in advance
  • Each student’s reservations may total no more than 8 hours per day
  • Students may not make simultaneous reservations under one name
  • Only the reservation owner may pickup the study room key at the start of a reservation
  • Study room keys must be claimed within 20 minutes of the reservation start time, or the reservation may be cancelled
  • Study room keys may only be picked up when the circulation desk is open
  • Study room keys must be returned at the end of each reservation
  • During winter and summer intersessions, no reservations are available on Saturdays and Sundays

The Law Library reserves the right to cancel reservations made by students who attempt to abuse the system.

Study Room Reservations System

Study Room Reservations System

To make a reservation, please use the following link to access the reservations page:

How to Reserve a Study Room

How to Reserve a Study Room

Find Available Rooms

White boxes indicate rooms and times that are free to be reserved.

Gray boxes indicate other people's reservations.

Note: there are two tabs, representing different types of rooms available.



Make A Reservation

Reservations are made in half hour-long blocks, represented by rows in the grid. Each room has its own column. To make a reservation, click on the block that corresponds to the start time for the room you wish to reserve.

A page will open asking how long you would like to reserve the room. You will be limited to 8 hours total per day, whether in one reservation or several.

You may make reservations up to three days in advance. An error will be given if you try to make a reservation outside the allowed range.

Don't forget to click the "save" link when you are done.

Email Confirmation: An email will be sent to your U of M account to confirm your reservation.



Cancel A Reservation

To cancel a reservation, find the reservation, indicated by your X.500. Click on the reservation, and a page will load confirming the username under which the reservation was made and giving you the option to cancel. Click the "Delete Reservation" button.

Email Confirmation: An email will be sent to your U of M account to confirm the cancellation of your reservation.*

* This applies only if you made the reservation yourself: reservations made by circulation desk staff on behalf of users will not send email confirmation of the cancellation.


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