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LIBRARY & REFERENCE OFFICE HOURS

Restricted Access to Mondale Hall & Law Library on Gophers & Vikings Football Home Game Days

 November 2, 8, 15, 23, 30,  December  7, 28

Only University of Minnesota Law School faculty, students, and staff with valid U Cards will be able to enter Mondale Hall & the Law Library during Gophers & Vikings football home games (see dates above).  We regret this inconvenience.  To access federal depository documents, please use the Government Publications Library (phone: 612.626.2227) located in Wilson Library.

FALL SEMESTER HOURS  September 2nd - December 18th*

U of M Law Student, Staff & Faculty Access (24 hour access to Library with U Card)
Circulation Desk Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
U of M Twin Cities Campus Community Access (U Card required for access)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public Access Hours
Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6pm 1pm - 5pm

*Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November, 26th 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, November, 27th CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November, 28th CLOSED CLOSED
*Last day of exams, Thurs. 12/18: Library closes at 4:30pm 

 

Winter Intersession 2014-15  December 19th - January 19th

Library Reference
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
Holidays / Exceptions
Thursday, December 25th CLOSED CLOSED
Friday, December 26th CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday, January 1st CLOSED CLOSED
Friday, January 2nd CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, January 19th CLOSED CLOSED

 

Spring Semester 2015  January 20th - May 15th*

Public Access Hours Library Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6:00 pm 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
U of M Twin Cities Campus Community Access (faculty, student or staff U Card required for access)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. 11:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Break March 14th - March 22nd
Saturday, March 14th  & Sunday, March 15th
CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, March 16th - Friday, 20th
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21st  & Sunday, Mar. 22nd
CLOSED CLOSED
*Last Day of Exams, Fri. May 15 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours - May 17th - August 25th 

Library Reference
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
*Exceptions:
Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th
CLOSED CLOSED

Independence Day, Friday, July 4th


CLOSED CLOSED

Orientation Week & Labor Day Weekend - August 25th - September 1st

Library Reference
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday - *Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CLOSED
Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. CLOSED
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1st
CLOSED CLOSED

 


After Hours Access

 

Only current U of M Law students, faculty & staff may access the Law Library after it closes.

To access the library, wave your UCard in front of the card reader located adjacent to the glass doors at the library entrance.  

Questions or concerns?  Contact the library circulation desklawcirc@umn.edu or call 612-625-4300.


 

LIBRARY DIRECTORY

 

Mailing Address:
Law Library
120 Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota 
229 - 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Frequently Used Phone Numbers:
FAX: 625-3478 
Circulation: 625-4300 
Reference: 625-4309 
Copy & Retrieval Service: 625-9534 
 

Staff Directory

(Area Code 612)

Berdahl, Barbara
Rare Books & Special Collections
625-7323 berda023@umn.edu Rm. N30E
David, Christina LaBonte
Serials
625-7331 labon001@umn.edu Rm. 120
Embser-Herbert, Elvira
Reference 
625-4309 embs0001@umn.edu
Gale, Edward
Circulation
626-0840 e-gale@umn.edu Rm. 150
Garces, Vicente
Reference & Collection Development Librarian
624-2597 garce003@umn.edu Rm. 355L
Graybill, Patrick
Digital Technology Specialist
301-3916 pgraybil@umn.edu Rm. 255K
Greenwood, Ryan
Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections 
625-7323 rgreenwo@umn.edu Rm. N30D
Hannon, Michael
Associate Director for Library & Educational Technology
625-0173 mhannon@umn.edu Rm. 255A
Howland, Joan
Associate Dean for Information and Technology
625-9036 howla001@umn.edu Rm. 120B
Jaquette, Ellen Q.
Emerging Technologies Librarian 
625-0793 equaley@umn.edu Rm. 255L
Johnson, Kristyn
Circulation 
626-0211 john7782@umn.edu Rm. 150
Kildow, Dawn
Administrative Director
625-3408 dhoover@umn.edu Rm. 140B
Lenz, Connie
Associate Director for Collection Development
625-4301 lenzx009@umn.edu Rm. 120A
Matthews, Daniel
Circulation/Reserves
625-5262 matth036@umn.edu Rm. 150
Meyer, Kurt
Reference & Research Instruction Librarian
624-5334 kameyer@umn.edu Rm. 455L
Miza, Ingrid
Acquisitions
626-1607 i-miza@umn.edu Rm. 120
Nguyen, Cu
Acquistions
625-9089 c-nguy@umn.edu Rm. 120
Olson, Craig
Head of Acquisitions
625-0396 c-olso1@umn.edu Rm. 120
Schlicht, Erin
Access Services Librarian
625-1547 eschlich@umn.edu Rm. 150
Stuckey, Claire
Head of Cataloging
624-7536 c-stuc1@umn.edu Rm. 140
Suek, Mary
Circulation
626-1357 m-suek@umn.edu Rm. 150
Thorpe, Suzanne
Associate Director Faculty Research & Instructional Services
625-0187 s-thor@umn.edu Rm. 148 
Windyk, Kaythey
Circulation & Administration
625-5526 wind0102@umn.edu Rm. 120
Yates, Sarah
Cataloging Librarian
625-1898, 624-3697 yates006@umn.edu 
Rm. 110B
Zopfi-Jordan, David
I.L.L. / A.S.A.P. Copy & Retrieval Service Librarian
625-9534 d-zopf@umn.edu Rm. 455K

Library Security Information

Forms & Security-Related Links

»  Law Library Incident Report/Request Form

»  Security Monitor Schedule for Mondale Hall (log-in required)

»  University of Minnesota Police Department

»  Law School Security Video (log-in required)

Also note:

  • Do not leave laptops or other valuables unattended.

  • Do not admit individuals who do not have UCard access to the building or library after hours.

  • For security incidents during library hours, contact our Access Services Librarian, Erin Schlicht (612-625-1547) or the Reference Office (612-625-4309) immediately. Both are located on the 1st floor (Plaza level).

  • Call 4-COPS to report a suspicious incident.

  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

  • Campus Phones are located:

    • First floor: in the hall near the entrance to the library next to the elevator

    • Second floor: next to the wooden doors near the stairs from the first floor and also between room 255c and 255d

    • Third floor: between 355c and 355d

    • Fourth floor: between 455f and 455g

  • For facilities-related problems, such as broken fixtures, locks, or lights, contact Access Services Librarian, Erin Schlicht (612-625-1547) or eschlich@umn.edu or fill out the online request form at: library.law.umn.edu/incident_report.html


 

 

Photocopiers/Scanners, Printers & Fax

 

Photocopiers

Two photocopiers are available in the library on the Plaza Level just outside the wooden doors.  You must use a UCard or Gopher Gold card to pay for copies.  The charge to your card is $.17 per copy. You can purchase a Gopher Gold Card and/or add value to a Gopher Gold Card or UCard at the ValuPort machine located on the Subplaza Level of Mondale Hall.  The library is unable to provide change. For assistance in using the library photocopiers please ask the circulation desk staff.

Scanner

The library photocopiers may also be used to scan color or black & white images of documents.  There is no charge to scan items, but you will need to  bring a memory stick to save your scanned items.  Please ask the circulation desk staff for assistance in using the photocopier scanner.

Printers

For Law Students

U of M Law Students have access to network printers available at several locations in the Law School and Law Library.  For more information consult the student printer setup information page available on Inside.Law.

For Non-Law School Patrons

Printing for non-law school patrons is not available from any computer in the library.  Printing and scanning are not available for microform materials (see Circulation Desk for other microform scanning options).  However, you may bring a flash drive/memory stick to download documents from those databases that permit downloading.  The Law Library does not provide flash drives.

Fax

Fax service for U of M law students is available Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Law School's Career Center.

Fax service is also available from the Law Library Reference Office during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 8pm
Friday:  4:30 - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm


Conference Room Policy

 

University of Minnesota law students may reserve law library conference rooms for individual & group study. All conference rooms are equipped with a table seating 2-4 people. The following restrictions apply:

  • Reservations may be made no more than 3 days in advance
  • Each student may reserve up to a maximum of 8 time slots per day
  • You must claim the key within 20 minutes of your reservation, or the room maybe reassigned
  • The student in whose name the room is reserved must claim the key personally
  • For evening reservations, you must claim your key before the circulation desk closes
  • During the summer, no reservations are available for Saturday and Sunday

    Thank you for your cooperation.


Finals Quiet Zone

A few days prior to the start of the Law School exam period part of the first floor of the Law Library is designated as a QUIET STUDY AREA (see blue area of map below).

When studying in these areas please be sure to:

  • Turn off the sound on your laptop
  • Turn off or silence your cell phone
  • Refrain from talking

Please observe the posted signs near this area and help us keep this part of the library as quiet as possible.

Please avoid walking through these areas, unless you plan to study there, and please keep your voices low in nearby areas as well.

If you are looking for a place to study in a group, please check the Conference Room Reservations ScheduleAccess restricted resource icon for an available conference room. Conversation is also allowed in these areas of the library: library lobby, the 2nd floor "Loft" overlooking the library lobby, and the library stairwell from the 2nd fl. to the 4th fl.

Library Quiet Zone Map