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Access to the Digital Technology Center

Access to the fourth floor researcher offices and laboratories requires an activated UCard or a temporary access card. Visitors can gain access to the fourth floor by either requesting access at the DTC's reception desk (room 499) or by calling the person they wish to visit on the phone located by the doors to the fourth floor researcher offices and laboratories.

Building hours at Walter Library will vary throughout the year. During the academic year, it is planned for the building to be open around-the-clock. However, during breaks and weekends, these hours may change. A validated UCard will allow you access at anytime through the doors on the Pleasant Street side of the building. The access card reader is located on the left as you face the doors.

There are two main elevators in the corridor that runs east to west on the first floor. These elevators offer open access to the fourth and fifth floors Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Outside of these hours, a validated UCard is required. There is also a third elevator located near the east entrance to the library. This elevator has open access to the basement, first and second floors. DTC Researchers and staff with offices on the fourth and basement floors will have their UCards validated for access to these floors.

Gaining Access



Temporary Cards

Security Precautions

Contact Information

Digital Technology Center

499 Walter Library, 117 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: (612) 624-9510

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