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Preparing for the Bar Exam: Library Information & Resources

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

Library Access Information

Law Library Access for December 2022 Graduates:

  • December 2022 University of Minnesota Law School graduates have 24-hour access to Mondale Hall and the Law Library through the end of July
    • Keep your U Card with you for after-hours access and to show security monitors you are a recent graduate 

Law Library and University Libraries Access for Pre-December 2022 Graduates:

  • Law Library public access hours:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Saturday: CLOSED
    • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Wilson Library (West Bank) public access hours:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm 
    • Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Health Sciences Library (East Bank) public access hours:
    • Please contact to schedule an appointment to visit

Contact Reference Librarians

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!

Phone: 612-625-4309  Email:  

Reference Office Hours
 Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm  Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw Access

Bloomberg Law

December 2022 Graduates have continued access for six months (through June 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, Stefanie Schuette.


The December 2022 Graduate Program provides recent law school graduates extended access to Lexis+, a customized version of the Law School Home Page with graduate specific content, and a choice of a graduation gift from LexisNexis.

  • Extended Access to Lexis+: fall/winter graduates have access to Lexis+ via their law school IDs through July 31, 2023. This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page.
  • Graduate Home Page: by February 1, 2023, the fall/winter graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch to the graduate view. This new view provides helpful information for their careers and job search.
  • Graduate Gift: graduates can select a “Graduate Gift” from the new graduate view of the Law School Home Page. This year’s gifts are LexisNexis eBooks and online subscriptions for Practical Guidance, Intelligize, Lexis for Microsoft Office, and Law360.
  • LexisNexis Rewards Expiration: fall/winter graduates have until January 31, 2023 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • ASPIRE Program: The ASPIRE program is dedicated to graduates engaged in non-profit work. It provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s, and Matthew Bender treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work.  For more details, check out this webpage.

Westlaw Precision

December 2022 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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