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Law Student's Guide to the Law Library During COVID-19 Shutdown

Theft Warning

Theft Warning

Unfortunately, thefts do occur in the library and the law school. We need YOU to help prevent thefts by following these steps:

  • DO NOT LEAVE LAPTOPS OR ANY OTHER VALUABLES UNATTENDED.
  • Do not admit individuals who do not have U Card access to the building or library after hours.
  • Report suspicious behavior and incidents to UMPD by calling 9-1-1.

Most thefts in the law school are crimes of opportunity and take place in a very short amount of time. Even if you are just going to the restroom or to pick up a printout, please do not leave your belongings unattended. If you must, have a trusted classmate watch your things temporarily, but we highly recommend that you just take your things with you. 

Security Monitors

Security Monitors

Only current law students, faculty, and staff of the University of Minnesota Law School are allowed to be in the Law Library during the COVID-19 shutdown. 

Campus Security will continue to provide walkthroughs of the building, though a security monitor may not be available in the Mondale Hall lobby as when on-campus classes are in session. 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.

Please keep your U Card with you at all times while visiting the Law Library during the shutdown as your U Card is needed to access the library.

Safety and Security Resources

Safety and Security Resources

Please be aware of your surroundings and make smart decisions. Be alert! Don't walk alone at night. If you see something or someone suspicious, tell a staff member immediately, call 4-COPS (University Police) or call 9-1-1 in an emergency. 

The University of Minnesota Police Department are a strong resource and they encourage you to make use of the safety and security programs offered through the University. 


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