The Warren E. Burger Library supports the research and curricular needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The Library also welcomes Mitchell Hamline alumni, the practicing bar, and public patrons to use its resources.
The Library has over 500 seats for patrons including 150 individual study carrels. 17 study rooms can be reserved online by students for group study sessions. Wireless access is available throughout the facility. Laptop computers are available for checkout to students. Five copying, scanning, and printing machines are located in the Library.
The Warren E. Burger Library’s collection consists of over 320,000 physical volumes with access to over 700,000 titles in electronic format via the Library’s 75 database subscriptions. The Library holds a comprehensive collection of federal and Minnesota primary source materials augmented by extensive periodical, treatise, loose-leaf, and reference work holdings. Special emphasis is placed on collecting intellectual property, taxation, legal research and writing, employment law, and practice skills materials. The Library selectively collects United States federal government publications through the Federal Depository Library Program. Materials that are not available in the collection can be requested though the Library’s online interlibrary loan system.
The Library offers regularly scheduled reference service and individualized research assistance by appointment. The reference librarians teach legal research courses and give presentations on research techniques and resources to both doctrinal and skills classes. Technical services staff maintain access to the Library collection, curate the Mitchell Hamline archives, manage the Mitchell Hamline Open Access institutional repository, and collaborate with faculty, students, and staff on digital projects.
Students must follow all library rules as published on the library website or otherwise publicly promulgated. A violation of the Library’s Behavior Policy is subject to sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct or other law school policies (see the Student Conduct page in the Policies section of this Catalog). For all library policies and additional information, see the Warren E. Burger Library policies webpage.
For complete information about library services at Mitchell Hamline, see the Warren E. Burger Library website.