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Preparing for the Bar Exam: Library Information & Resources

This guide provides information for graduates preparing for the bar exam.

Law Library Access: Summer

Summer Law Library Access for December 2022 and May 2023 Graduates:

  • December 2022 and May 2023 U of M Law grads have 24 hour U Card access through the July bar exam.

  • Campus Security will provide walkthroughs of the building, including the library in the evenings (schedule subject to change). As always, please do not let anyone else into Mondale Hall or the Law Library with you, and do not to leave your possessions unattended. For additional security information and resources, see the Security section in the Law Students' Guide to the Law Library.
University Libraries Summer Access:

Contact Reference Librarians: Summer

Our Reference librarians welcome the opportunity to assist you with quick reference and research-related questions.  We're also veterans of the bar exam ourselves.  Remember we're here to help!

Summer Reference Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Closed: Memorial Day, May 29, Juneteenth, June 19th & July 4th

Phone: 612-625-4309 |  Email: | Chat Live


Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw Access - May Graduates

Spring 2023 Graduates have continued access through Nov. 30, 2023. This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited and unrestricted. 
If you have any questions, please contact the Bloomberg Law Help Desk or our dedicated Client Service Partner, Debra Ngcobo.

Lexis+ Graduate Access: Lexis has extended the date through which 3L Spring Graduates can access Lexis+. Spring 2023 graduates will continue to have access to Lexis+ on their law school ID through December 31, 2023. This extended access is automatic – no registration is required and there are no restrictions or limits on research time. Your Lexis law student account will automatically switch to a graduate account. This ongoing free use of Lexis+ includes all products and features available on a law school ID with the exception of Public Records, Practical Guidance, Law360 and Lexis for Microsoft Office. Lexis Rewards Points for 3L Spring Graduates will expire on June 30, 2023. Don’t forget to spend or donate your Lexis Rewards points before that date! 3L Spring Graduates, watch your email for a special graduation gift from Lexis. Graduate gift choices include one of the following: Intelligize (6-months from date of redemption), Law360 (6-months from date of redemption), Practical Guidance (6-months from date of redemption), Lexis for Microsoft Office (6-months from date of redemption) or One of 13 LexisNexis eBooks.

Lexis ASPIRE Program: provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard's® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work. Apply for ASPIRE access at:

If you have any questions, you may contact our Lexis Academic Account Representative, Sarah Bigler at


Spring 2023 Graduates have access to Westlaw Precision, Practical Law, Practical Law Connect, Drafting Assistant and Doc & Form Builder for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on these products per month to meet any research needs.
To extend access logon at:
Questions? Contact our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager, Peter Lippmann.

Bar Exam Books in the Library

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