ASL Library

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memorial Day 2019 Hours

The ASL Campus will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. The Library will be closed to the public.

Current students and Class of 2019 graduates can access the Library on Saturday, May 25, from noon to 6 pm; on Sunday, May 26, from 2 pm to 10 pm; and on Monday, May 27, from noon to 10 pm. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will not be staffed during the three-day weekend.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lexis and Westlaw Access for Summer 2019

Will you still have Lexis and Westlaw access over the summer? Yes!


For continuing students, especially the 1Ls who will be doing externships this summer, you will keep your Lexis and Westlaw access without having to do anything. (In prior years, you had to fill out various online forms.) However, Westlaw use is still limited to "educational" work, such as working at non-profit externships, clerking, taking a summer class, or working for a professor or law review.


For graduating students, both Lexis and Westlaw offer extended access through the end of the year (November for Westlaw and December for Lexis). Lexis automatically does so; Westlaw requires graduates to fill out a form after they log in to the service (look for the "Grad Elite" program information).


If you need assistance with either or both of the services, stop by the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the Library.

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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Summer 2019 Hours

The Library will switch to summer hours beginning on Monday, May 6.

The Library will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Our Class of 2019 graduates and our continuing students will have card access hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm; Saturday, noon to 6 pm; and Sunday, 2 pm to 10 pm. Please be aware that we will be upgrading our card access system this summer, so if we have to change access procedures, we'll hang signs in the Library.

We will be completely closed (with no card access) beginning at 5 pm on Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5, for Commencement weekend. We will also be completely closed (with no card access) on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27), and Independence Day (Thursday, July 4).

(Edited on May 22 to change Saturday and Sunday card access hours.)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Exam Access - Spring 2019

The Library will once again be offering extra access to the building during the exam weeks. Beginning on Sunday, April 21, the Library will remain open via card access until 2 am each night while finals are held. This extended access will end on the final day of exams, which is Friday, May 3, at 5 pm.

(Additionally, due to Easter, the Library will not be staffed on Sunday, April 21. Students will still have ID card access to the building from noon to 2 am Monday.)

If you need a replacement ID card, please stop by the Library during normal business hours with $5 (cash or check).

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Spring Break: March 3-9

The Library will have more limited hours during the school's Spring Break week, which is March 3 through 9.

On Sunday, March 3, and Saturday, March 9, the Library will not be staffed. Students will still have card access to the building from noon to midnight on Sunday, March 3, and from 9 am to midnight on Saturday, March 9. (These are our normal card-access hours on those weekend days.)

During the week of March 4 through March 8, we will staff the Library from 9 am to 4 pm. Students will have card access from 8 am to 9 pm.

Public patrons are welcome to use the Library Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, from 9 am to 4 pm. We do not have public hours on the weekends.

Our normal hours resume on Sunday, March 10.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MLK Day Hours 2019 (January 21)

The Library will have more limited hours on Monday, January 21, 2019, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

The Library will be closed to the public for the entire holiday weekend.

Students with a valid ID card will have access from noon to midnight on Monday. Please note that the Library's Circulation/Reserve Desk will be closed all day.

There is no change to our prior weekend schedule, thus, we will have the Circulation/Reserve Desk open to students from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday (Jan. 19) and from noon to 8 pm on Sunday (Jan. 20). Students with a valid ID card will have access to the Library from 9 am to midnight on Saturday and noon to midnight on Sunday.

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Spring Semester 2019 Hours

Our Spring Semester hours begin on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

The public is welcome to use the Library Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays and school breaks.

For our current 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 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 noon to midnight, with some modifications for holidays and school breaks.

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


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Transfer Students/Spring Starts


If you have recently transferred to ASL, or are coming in early for our Spring Start program, you will be able to access the Library on Sunday, January 6. Please use our side-door entrance (look for the wheelchair ramp). You'll be getting your ID card, Lexis/Westlaw passwords, and wireless network access later in the week, but we'll try to assist you if we can!

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