For More Information

Contact the circulation desk:
651 290-6333

Borrowing Privileges

William Mitchell students, faculty, and staff and members of the Minnesota legal community (alumni, attorneys, and students and faculty from other Minnesota law schools) may borrow circulating materials from the Library.

Members of the general public are welcome to use the resources of the law library, but do not have borrowing privileges.

Loan Rules

Checkout time Allowed renewals Minimum time before recall Overdue Fines
Students 4 weeks 2 2 weeks $1/day
Faculty/Staff 12 weeks 2 3 weeks
Legal Community 2 weeks 1 2 weeks $1/day

Non-circulating Materials

Because the law library is primarily a research and reference library, many materials, including statutes, case reporters, reference materials, loose-leaf services and periodicals may not be taken out of the library. You may consult the online catalog or a member of the library staff to determine if an item can be checked out.


Reserve materials are located behind the circulation desk. Most reserve materials may be checked out for two hours. Overnight checkout is permitted two hours before the library closes with materials due back one hour after the library next opens. Reserve materials may be renewed if no one else has requested them.


If an item has been checked out for more than two weeks, students, faculty, and staff can request that a checked-out item be recalled by contacting the circulation desk.


Students, faculty, and staff can place a hold on an item either electronically by clicking on the “Place on Hold” button in the catalog or in person at the circulation desk. When the requested item is available, a notice will be sent to the requesting patron, and the item will be held for that person for seven days. Hybrid program students have the option of having the requested mailed to their home address. Reserve and non-circulating items may not be placed on hold.