Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting Walter Library is different. Read the detailed information about changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

U Card access

A current U Card is needed to get into Walter Library. Hold your U Card to the U Card reader on the Pleasant Street or the center door of the Northrop Mall side of the building. Wait for the green light. The door closest to the card reader will unlock.

Computer access

Current University of Minnesota--Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to library computers. More information on this policy can be found at the Libraries Visitor access website. Service desks in Walter Library are located in the basement and on the second floor.


Visitors to Walter Library are expected to adhere to the policies of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Walter Library

Walter Library

117 Pleasant St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Map | Hours

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