ASL Library

News and events at the Appalachian School of Law Library (Grundy, VA).

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Labor Day 2015 Hours

We will have more limited hours on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day).

We will be closed to the public for the three-day weekend.

Students will have card access from noon to midnight on Monday. There will be no one available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk, but security will be strolling around campus.

The prior weekend hours will remain unchanged, so we'll have staff available Saturday (September 5), 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday (September 6), noon to 8 pm. Card access for the weekend days will remain unchanged as well, so students with a valid ID can get into the building Saturday, 9 am to midnight, and Sunday, noon to midnight.

Have a safe holiday!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fall Semester 2015 Hours

During Fall Semester 2015, the Library will generally be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays and school breaks.

For students, the Library's Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 8 pm (except on specific holidays and breaks).

With a valid ID card, students have access to the Library building Monday through Friday from 6 am to midnight, Saturday from 9 am to midnight, and Sunday from 12 noon to midnight, with some modifications for holidays.

For a complete schedule, including the holidays and breaks, please view our Library Hours page.

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Friday, August 07, 2015

Welcome, Class of 2018!

Welcome, ASL Class of 2018!

If you're arriving in town a little early, the ASL Library will be open on Sunday, August 9. We'll have someone at our Circulation/Reserve Desk from noon to 8 pm. If you're still in the Library at 8 pm, you can stay until midnight (although once you leave, you're locked out). Please use the marked (side-entry) door to enter, as our main street-facing doors are locked and alarmed on the weekends.

Our library staff will be meeting you on Monday, August 10, in the late afternoon. We'll take your ID card photos while you'll also have the chance to get your official ASL e-mail account set up. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have: about the Library, about Grundy and Buchanan County, or about law school itself.

Then we'll be handing out your ID cards, plus Lexis and Westlaw passwords, later in the week. We'll provide more information about that as it gets closer.

And since you should be starting to practice strong study skills early in your law school career, make a note that the Library has two sets of hours. The Library is staffed Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am to 8 pm; Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm; Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm; and Sundays, noon to 8 pm. However, once you get your official student ID card, you will have access to the Library building Mondays through Fridays, 6 am to midnight; Saturdays, 9 am to midnight; and Sundays, noon to midnight. We have a handful of exceptions which we've posted on our Library hours page.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Library Hours - Independence Day Weekend 2015

We will have modified hours during the Independence Day weekend. (These have been modified from our originally-announced summer schedule.)

On Friday, July 3, although the rest of the campus will be closed, the Library will offer card access to students from 9 am to 5 pm. The Library will be closed to the public that day.

The Library will be closed completely with no card access on Saturday, July 4.

Our normal hours restart on Sunday, July 5, when we offer card access from 2 pm to 10 pm to students.

Have a safe Fourth of July!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Library Hours - Memorial Day 2015

The ASL Library will be completely closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no public access, nor will students have card access.

For students, our prior weekend hours remain the same: Saturday, card access from noon to 6 pm; Sunday, card access from 2 pm to 10 pm.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer 2015 Lexis and Westlaw Access

Now that school's over for the summer, you don't need Lexis or Westlaw, right? Not so fast! Several of you -- perhaps our 1Ls working on their internship, or upperclassmen working for law review or a faculty member -- may need continued access to our electronic databases during the summer.


* If you need Lexis for your externship, faculty research, or law review projects, Lexis has automatically authorized your summer use. You don't need to fill out any forms or anything. Just remember that if you print to the Lexis printer, you'll be sending it to ASL's campus, which may not be where you want to send those documents!

* If you are graduating, apply for Lexis' law school graduate access program. You'll then have access to Lexis for bar review this summer, and for job searching through December.


* We haven't heard from our Westlaw representative in a little while, but we're pretty sure the rules from last year are still the same. Westlaw normally reduces your allotted hours during the summer. To get "full" access to Westlaw during your summer externship (or faculty research or law review), visit Westlaw's password extension page. Fill out the form and you'll be immediately approved.

* For our 2015 graduates, apply for Westlaw's "Graduate Elite" extension, which also should appear as a banner link on your personalized Westlaw page.

If you don't fit into one of the listed categories, stop by Chris' office to verify if you're eligible to use these educational services for your particular need.

Have a great summer!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ASL Library Summer Access 2015

Our shortened summer schedule begins on May 9, 2015.

We will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. We do not offer weekend hours to the public.

For our students, our Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Students and recent graduates will have card access to the building Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm; Saturday, noon to 6 pm; and Sunday, 2 pm to 10 pm.

We will be closed completely -- no card access, either -- on the following days:
* Commencement Weekend: Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10
* Memorial Day: Monday, May 25
* Independence Day: Friday, July 3

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