Library Maps & Locations Guides
Finding Materials with the MNCAT catalog.
Key to MNCAT Locations: locate an item using its MNCAT location designation.
Call Number Locations Table: use an item's call number to find its library location.
U.S. Law Subjects and "KF" Call Numbers: lists legal topics/subjects and their "KF" call number range.
Frequently Requested Materials: a list of popular titles and their locations in the library.
Government Documents Locations: state, federal & United Nations
MNCAT has two search modes: "Catalog Only" and "Libraries Search." Catalog Only mode searches for books, journals (but not journal articles) and other materials, e.g. multimedia. Libraries Search mode includes all the materials in Catalog Only mode plus, journal and newspaper articles. An Advanced search template is available to search in either the Catalog Only or Libraries Search modes. On the Law Library's home page the MNCAT search box searches the Catalog Only. Click on the links below the search bar to access the Advanced Search template for either Catalog Only or Libraries Search modes.
The library provides public workstations at the Circulation Desk and just inside the doors to the Plaza Level Reading Room. For assistance in using MNCAT, please contact the Reference office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-4309).
MNCAT provides the exact location of materials within the library through descriptive location designations. In the left column of the Key to MNCAT Locations table below are the Law Library location designations provided by MNCAT. In the center column are the abbreviated versions of these designations used on maps and signs throughout the library. In the right column are the floors where map and sign designations will be found. Consult the Law Library floor maps for further assistance or contact the Circulation Desk.
Key to MNCAT Locations
|Human Rights Library||HUMAN RIGHTS||3rd|
|India Pakistan (Official)||IP-L||4th|
|India Pakistan (Periodicals)||IP-S||4th|
|India Pakistan (Texts)||IP-T||4th|
|Law, Literature & the Arts||LART||2nd|
|Rare Books||RBR||Riesenfeld - Room N30|
|United Nations Documents||UN DOCS||4th|
|United States Documents||US DOCS||2nd|
Classified texts and treatises do not have descriptive designations in MNCAT. These materials are marked on library signs and maps as TEXTS or TREATISES. The floor locations of various Library of Congress subject classes follow.
|Call numbers beginning with the letter(s)|
|A - JV are on the 2nd floor|
|JX - KEZ are on the 3rd floor|
|KF are on the Plaza level|
|KFA - KFZ are on the 3rd floor|
|KG - Z are on the 4th floor|
Texts and treatises on American law are arranged by Library of Congress classification number on the plaza level of the library. Listed below, for browsing purposes, are some of the more common categories of federal law and their corresponding classification numbers. For more specific subjects or particular titles, check MNCAT or ask a reference librarian for assistance.
|Administration of Justice||KF 8700||Legal History||KF 350|
|Administrative Law||KF 5402||Legal Profession||KF 297|
|Agency||KF 1344||Legal Research||KF 240|
|Banking||KF 966||Local Government||KF 5300|
|Bankruptcy||KF 1501||Medical Evidence||KF 8964|
|Business Associations||KF 1365||Medical Legislation||KF 3821|
|Church & State||KF 4865||Military Law||KF 7201|
|Civil Procedure||KF 8810||Municipal Corporations||KF 5305|
|Civil Rights||KF 4750||Native Americans||KF 8201|
|Commercial Paper||KF 957||Negotiable Instruments||KF 956|
|Common Law||KF 394||Nonprofit Corporations||KF 1388|
|Conflict of Laws||KF 410||Oil & Gas||KF 1801|
|Constitutional Law||KF 4501||Partnership||KF 1365|
|Contracts||KF 801||Patents||KF 3091|
|Copyright||KF 2991||Personal Injury||KF 1256|
|Corporations||KF 1384||Personal Injury, Trial||KF 3925|
|Court Procedure||KF 8700||Products Liability||KF 1296|
|Creditor's Rights||KF 1501||Professional Responsibility||KF 306|
|Criminal Law||KF 9201||Property||KF 560|
|Criminal Procedure||KF 9601||Public Utilities||KF 2076|
|Discrimination||KF 4764||Public Welfare||KF 665|
|Education||KF 4101||Real Estate||KF 665|
|Employment Law||KF 3455||Remedies||KF 9010|
|Employment Discrimination||KF 3464||Restitution||KF 1244|
|Environmental Law||KF 3775||Restraint of Trade||KF 1624|
|Equity||KF 398||Sales||KF 911|
|Estate Planning||KF 746||Secured Transactions||KF 1046|
|Evidence, Civil||KF 8931||Securities||KF 1440|
|Evidence, Criminal||KF 9960||Suretyship||KF 1045|
|Family Law||KF 501||Taxation||KF 6301|
|Immigration Law||KF 4819||Torts||KF 1246|
|Insurance||KF 1146||Trade & Commerce||KF 1970|
|Intellectual Property||KF 2971||Trade Regulation||KF 1601|
|Judicial Statistics||KF 180||Trademarks||KF 3091|
|Judiciary||KF 5130||Trial Practice, Civil||KF 8911|
|Jurisprudence||KF 379||Trial Practice, Criminal||KF 9656|
|Labor Law||KF 3301||Trial Practice, Medical||KF 8964|
|Legal Aid||KF 336||Trusts & Estates||KF 726|
|Legal Education||KF 262||UCC||KF 880|
|Legal Ethics||KF 306||Workers Compensation||KF 3613|
The law library also uses U.S. Superintendent of Document (SuDoc) numbers and United Nations document symbols, both of which are distinguishable from the Library of Congress class numbers displayed above by the use of slashes (/) and/or colons (:).
SuDoc numbers generally start with letter designations for major government agencies (e.g., S for the State Department publications). Documents are arranged alphabetically by SuDoc numbers in the U.S. Documents sections on the second floor of the library. A chart posted in this section explains the letter designations.
United Nations documents symbols also start with letter designations for the major organs of this organization. Documents are arranged alphabetically by these letter designations on the fourth floor of the library. The reference llibrarians can provide assistance in deciphering U.N. document symbols.The library also holds a collection of U.N. documents in microform. Contact a reference librarian or circutlation staff member for access to microform items.
Our U.S. State Documents collection is arranged by the Library of Congress classification system, (call numbers KFA-KFZ) and is located on the 3rd floor (sections E & F).