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LIBRARY & REFERENCE OFFICE HOURS

 

Spring Break March 11th - March 19th
Saturday, March 11th  & Sunday, March 12th
CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, March 13th - Thursday, 16th
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17th CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday, March 18th  & Sunday, Mar. 19th
CLOSED CLOSED

Spring Semester 2017  January 17th - May 12th*

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.

*Last Day of Exams, Fri. May 12th

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Summer Hours - May 16th - August 30th 

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:
Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day
CLOSED CLOSED

Monday, July 4th, University Holiday  


CLOSED CLOSED

Orientation Week & Labor Day Weekend - August 29th - September 5th

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. 5th
CLOSED CLOSED

 

FALL SEMESTER HOURS  September 6th - December 22nd*

U of M Law Student, Staff & Faculty Access (U Card required for after hours access)
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 after 8pm)
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, 23rd 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, November, 24th CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November, 25th CLOSED CLOSED
*Last day of exams, Thurs. 12/22: Library closes at 4:30pm 

 

Winter Intersession 2016-17  December 23rd - January 16th

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
Friday, December 23rd CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, December 26th CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, January 2nd CLOSED CLOSED
Monday, January 16th CLOSED CLOSED

After Hours Access

 

Only current U of M Law students, faculty & staff may access the Law Library after Circulation Desk 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)

Anderson, Linda
Serials 
625-7331 ande9389@umn.edu Rm. 120
Baratto, Katie
Circulation - Stacks Manager
626-0211 barat013@umn.edu Rm. 150
Canoun, Rachel
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist 
625-9800 canou003@umn.edu Rm. 120
Dewey, Scott
Faculty Research Librarian 
625-0187 shdewey@umn.edu Rm. 148
Garces, Vicente
Reference Administration & Web Services 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 Access Services & Digital Initiatives
625-0173 mhannon@umn.edu Rm. 255A
Howland, Joan
Associate Dean for Information and Technology
625-9036 howla001@umn.edu Rm. 120B
Johnson, Kristyn
Access Services Librarian 
625-1547 john7782@umn.edu Rm. 150
Kildow, Dawn
Administrative Director
625-3408 dhoover@umn.edu Rm. 140B
Lenz, Connie
Associate Director for Research Services & Collection Development
625-4301 lenzx009@umn.edu Rm. 120A
Matthews, Daniel
Circulation/Reserves
625-5262 matth036@umn.edu Rm. 150
Miza, Ingrid
Acquisitions
626-1607 i-miza@umn.edu Rm. 120
Moret, Ian
Special Collections Assistant
624-3697 moret024@umn.edu Rm. N30E
Nguyen, Cu
Acquistions
625-9089 c-nguy@umn.edu Rm. 120
Olson, Craig
Head of Acquisitions & Serials
625-0396 c-olso1@umn.edu Rm. 120
Schatzle, Chad
Part-Tme Reference Librarian
625-4309 cschatzl@umn.edu Rm. 120
Stuckey, Claire
Head of Cataloging
624-7536 c-stuc1@umn.edu Rm. 140
Turner, Loren
Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian 
625-2905 lturner@umn.edu Rm. 255J
Uhl, Scott
Technology Innovation & Reference Librarian 
625-0793 uhlx0003@umn.edu Rm. 255L
Yates, Sarah
Cataloging Librarian
625-1898, 624-3697 yates006@umn.edu 
Rm. N30E
Zopfi-Jordan, David
I.L.L. / A.S.A.P. Document 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 Safety Information (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 Kristyn Johnson (612-626-0211) 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 Kristyn Johnson (612-626-0211) or john7782@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. More information is available in the Law Student's Guide to the Law Library.  

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


Study Room Policy

 

University of Minnesota law students may reserve law library study 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 Study 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

 


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


Linda Anderson 120 612-625-7331 ande9389@umn.edu
Serials
Katie Baratto 120 612-626-0211 barat013@umn.edu
Circulation Department Assistant
Reserve Circulation 150 612-625-4300 lawcirc@umn.edu
Reference Desk 150 612-625-4309 law-ref@umn.edu
Vicente Garces 355L 612-624-2597 garce003@umn.edu
Reference and Collection Development Librarian
Patrick Graybill 255K 612-301-3916 pgraybil@umn.edu
Digital Technology Specialist
Ryan Greenwood N30D 612-625-7323 rgreenwo@umn.edu
Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections
Michael Hannon 255A 612-625-0173 mhannon@umn.edu
Associate Director for Library and Educational Technology
Joan Howland 120B 612-625-9036 howla001@umn.edu
Associate Dean for Information and Technology
Kristyn Johnson 150 612-625-1547 john7782@umn.edu
Access Services Librarian
Dawn Kildow 140B 612-625-3408 dhoover@umn.edu
Administrative Director
Connie Lenz 120A 612-625-4301 lenzx009@umn.edu
Associate Director for Collection Development
Daniel Matthews 150 612-625-5262 matth036@umn.edu
Circulation / Reserves
Kurt Meyer 455L 612-624-5334 kameyer@umn.edu
Reference and Research Instruction Librarian
Ingrid Miza 120 612-626-1607 i-miza@umn.edu
Acquisitions
Cu Nguyen 120 612-625-9089 c-nguy@umn.edu
Acquisitions
Craig Olson 120 612-625-0396 c-olso1@umn.edu
Head of Acquisitions
Chad Schatzle 120 612-625-4309 cschatzl@umn.edu
Reference Librarian
Claire Stuckey 140 612-624-7536 c-stuc1@umn.edu
Head of Cataloging
Scott C. Uhl 255L 612-625-0793 uhlx0003@umn.edu
Technology Innovation & Reference Librarian
Sarah Yates 110B 612-625-1898 yates006@umn.edu
Cataloging Librarian
David Zopfi-Jordan 455K 612-625-9534 d-zopf@umn.edu
I.L.L./A.S.A.P Copy and Retrieval Service Librarian

Law Students Only Study Area - Room 153

 

Study Desk in Room 153

Room 153 Sit-Stand DesksRoom 153 Lounge Chair by Window

 

Law Library Room 153, located in the southeast corner of the plaza level, offers University of Minnesota law students a quiet and pleasant area to study. The room includes 15 individually controlled, height adjustable sit-stand desks with privacy screens, task lighting, and charging outlets. Three lounge chairs with tablet rests and side tables, offer students another comfortable seating option.

Access is restricted to University of Minnesota law students, (wave your U Card over the card reader to gain access). The room has an ADA compliant door opener. Please note: cell phone use is prohibited throughout all study areas of the law library, including Room 153.