Law School Alumni


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the Law Library during the Spring 2021 semester is limited to current UMN Law School students, faculty, and staff. A valid U Card  will be required for entry at all times. We deeply regret this inconvenience to our Law School alums. We do offer Virtual Reference Service, so please feel free to. contact us with your reference and research questions.

HeinOnline Alumni Access (Law Journal Library)

The Law Library provides U of MN Law School alums remote access to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library of articles from over 2,700 law and law-related periodicals. The articles include hypertext links to the full-text of referenced cases on Fastcase. To gain access you will need an active U of MN Internet account (available to all degree-holding alumni). Contact the Law Library Reference Office (612-625-4309 for informaton on U of MN Internet accounts and assistance in using the HeinOnline Law Journals Library.

Borrowing Privileges (unavailable spring semester due to COVID restrictions)

Licensed Minnesota attorneys can apply for Law Library borrowing privileges by completing an PDF iconApplication for Special Borrowing Privilege. Submit your form and present your attorney license at the Circulation Desk or fax copies of both items to the Law Library at 612-625-3478. Borrowing privileges only apply to items in the Law Library’s general collection with a loan period of six weeks.

Other University of Minnesota Libraries extend borrowing privileges through the University Libraries’ Friends of the Libraries program. Members of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association may become a Friend of the Library for a discounted fee.

Questions? Contact the Access Services Librarian: or call 612-625-4300.

Retrieval Service (unavailable spring semester due to COVID restrictions)

The Law Library provides a retrieval service for all University of Minnesota Law School alumni. We will pull requested items from our collection and place them on our hold shelf at the Circulation Desk free of charge. This service is a retrieval service only; the items are not sent to you. 

Remote Access to Vault: a career intelligence resource

Vault’s coverage includes:

  • Topical industries & professions information
  • Reviews & ratings of employers & internship programs
  • Career advice articles & videos
  • Job & internship position listings and more!

Instructions for accessing the Vault database are available here.

Contact the Reference Office (612-625-4309, with any questions.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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