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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 2022

Summer Law Library Access for December 2021 and May 2022 Graduates:

  • Mondale Hall and the Law Library are closed to the public over the summer. A U Card access is required to enter the building and the library at all times.
  • December 2021 and May 2022 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

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


Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw Summer Access

Bloomberg Law

Spring 2022 Graduates have continued access through Nov. 30, 2022. 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, Stefanie Schuette.


Spring 2022 Graduates have continued access through Dec. 31, 2022. This access is automatic (no registration required) and is unlimited (excluding Public Records) and unrestricted. Note: your LexisNexis Rewards points will expire on June 30, 2022. Also note: when you sign-on after July 10, your LexisNexis homepage will switch to the graduate view and you will receive a special graduation gift from LexisNexis.

Lexis ASPIRE Program for Grads at Non-Profit Organizations 
Graduates working in 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations work may apply for an ASPIRE ID which lasts 12 months beyond graduation. More information about Grad Access and the ASPIRE Program is available at

Westlaw Edge

Spring 2022 Graduates have access to Westlaw Edge, 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.

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