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Spring Semester 2014
Through May 16*

Open Public Access Hours Library Reference
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 8 am - 6 pm 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm 11am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 6 pm 1 pm - 5 pm
U of M Twin Cities Campus Community Access** Library Reference
Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm 9am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 6pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm 11am - 5pm
Sunday Noon - 6pm 1pm - 5pm

**Students, faculty, & staff working or enrolled at the UMTC campus.
  U Card required to enter Mondale Hall.

Spring Break March 15 - March 23
Saturday, Mar. 15  & Sunday, Mar. 16
Monday, Mar. 17 - Friday, 21
8 am - 4:30 pm 9 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, Mar. 23  & Sunday, Mar. 24


*Last Day of Exams, Fri. May 16 8 am - 4:30 pm 9 am - 4:30 pm


Summer 2014

May 17 - Aug. 25th 

Library Reference
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th
Independence Day, Friday,   July 4
Orientation Week & Labor Day Weekend 2014 
Aug. 25 - Sept. 1
Library Reference
Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 8am - 6pm 9am- 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm 9am- 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm CLOSED
Sunday Noon - 6pm CLOSED
Labor Day, Monday CLOSED CLOSED



Restricted Access to Mondale Hall & Law Library
Gopher Football Home Game Days

Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 11, 18, Nov. 8 & 15
During the 2014 season when the Minnesota Gopher Football Team is scheduled to play at home (see above), Mondale Hall will be closed.  Only University of Minnesota Law School faculty, students, and staff with valid U Cards will be able to enter the building and use the Law Library.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  To access federal depository documents, please use the Government Publications Library (phone: 612.626.2227) located in Wilson Library.
Fall Semester 2014
Sept. 2 - Dec. 18*
Library Reference
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9am - 6pm 11am - 5pm
Sunday Noon - 6pm 1pm - 5pm
*Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wed. 11/26 8am - 4:30pm 9am - 4:30pm
Thurs. 11/27 CLOSED CLOSED
*Last day of exams, Thurs. 12/18: Library closes at 4:30pm 
Winter Intersession 2013-14
Dec. 19 - Jan. 19
Library Reference
Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.
Holidays / Exceptions
Thurs. Dec. 25 CLOSED CLOSED

After Hours Access

Law school students and faculty have after hours access to the law library. Law School UCards are programmed to open the wooden library doors on the Plaza level, as well as the inner stairwell doors between the 2nd and 4th floors, after the library is closed.
Faculty and law students should not loan their cards to others as this risks library security. All faculty and law students will be required to show their UCard and sign in at the security monitor desk whenever the security monitor is on duty after hours.

Contact the Circulation Desk if a UCard is lost or stolen so that the new card can be re-programmed for after hours access. Contact the library regarding any questions or difficulties in access to the library after hours: lawcirc@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)
Anderson, Glen
Digital Technology
301-3916  ande3283@umn.edu  Rm. 255K
Berdahl, Barbara
Rare Books & Special Collections
625-7323 berda023@umn.edu Rm. N30E
David, Christina LaBonte
625-7331 labon001@umn.edu Rm. 120
Gale, Edward
626-0840 e-gale@umn.edu Rm. 150
Garces, Vicente
Reference & Collection Development Librarian
624-2597 garce003@umn.edu Rm. 355L
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. 120
Keenan, Brendan
625-4309 keena115@umn.edu
Kildow, Dawn
Administrative Director
625-3408 dhoover@umn.edu Rm. 120
Lenz, Connie
Associate Director for Collection Development
625-4301 lenzx009@umn.edu Rm. 120
Matthews, Daniel
625-5262 matth036@umn.edu Rm. 150
Miza, Ingrid
626-1607 i-miza@umn.edu Rm. 120
Nguyen, Cu
625-9089 c-nguy@umn.edu Rm. 120
Olson, Craig
Head of Acquisitions
625-0396 c-olso1@umn.edu Rm. 120
Qualey, Ellen
Emerging Technologies Librarian 
625-0793 equaley@umn.edu Rm. 255L
Rumsey, Mary
Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian
625-2905 rumse006@umn.edu Rm. 255J
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
626-1357 m-suek@umn.edu Rm. 150
Thompson, Andy
Library Research Fellow 
625-9582 thom2640@umn.edu
Thorpe, Suzanne
Associate Director Faculty Research & Instructional Services
625-0187 s-thor@umn.edu Rm. 148 
Windyk, Kaythey
Circulation & Administration
626-0211 wind0102@umn.edu Rm. 150
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



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.


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.


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 Printing Overview for Law Students or contact the Law School Computing Services staff.

For Non-Law School Patrons

Printing for non-law school patrons is not available from any computer in the library.  Printing is also not available for microform materials.  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 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