ASL Library

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Labor Day 2019 Hours

The Library will have more limited hours on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.

We will be closed to the public all day on Monday, September 2. We are also not open to the public on the preceding weekend days.

Students will have card access from noon to midnight on Labor Day itself. Thanks to our student workers, the Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from noon to 8 pm on Monday.

There are no changes to our preceding weekend hours. Students will have card access to the Library from 9 am to midnight on Saturday, August 30, and from noon to midnight on Sunday, September 1. Our Circulation/Reserve Desk hours will be 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and noon to 8 pm on Sunday.

Additionally, due to the school event on Tuesday, September 3, the Library's Circulation/Reserve Desk will close at 5 pm. Students will continue to have access to the Library until midnight.

Labels: , ,

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fall Semester 2019 Hours

Our Fall Semester 2019 hours begin on Sunday, August 18.

For our students, we will generally have the Circulation/Reserve Desk open on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm, on Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm, on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and on Sundays from noon to 8 pm. However, all students with a current ID can access the Library from 6 am to midnight Mondays through Fridays, from 9 am to midnight Saturdays, and noon to midnight Sundays. (Note that we are updating our card-reader system, but all "old" cards will still work until they are replaced during the first week of classes.)

Our public patrons are invited to use the Library from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. We do not offer public hours on the weekends.

These hours are always subject to change, especially during school breaks. A list of most of our holidays and breaks can be found on our Library Hours page. We will post any changes on the main ASL Library page.

Labels: , ,

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Welcome, Class of 2022!

If you're going to be attending our Introduction to Law week (Orientation), you'll still be able to visit and use the Library even before you get your ID card for access!

On Sunday, August 11, new students will be able to access the Library using our side-entry door (which faces the Classroom Building) from 2 pm to midnight. We will staff the Circulation/Reserve Desk from 2 pm to 6 pm. The Library will be closed to the public.

From Monday, August 12, through Thursday, August 15, new students will be able to access the Library from 8 am to midnight. Our Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from 8 am to 6 pm each day. Public patrons are invited to use the Library between 9 am and 5 pm on those days.

On Friday, August 16, new students will be able to access the Library from 8 am to midnight. Our Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. Public patrons will have access from 9 am to 4 pm.

We will have card-access-only hours on Saturday, August 17, from 9 am to midnight. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will not be staffed, and we are not open to the public. Our normal school year hours will begin on Sunday, August 18.

For an overview of our hours, please view our Library hours page.

You will be getting your ID card pictures taken on Monday before lunch; you will also get a chance to set up your network access at the same time. We expect to hand out Class of 2022 ID cards on Tuesday or Wednesday, along with various passwords to certain legal databases.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday!

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Independence Day 2019 Hours

We will be closed completely on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. There will be no public access, and students will not have card access, as the entire campus will be closed for the holiday.

We also will not be staffed on Friday, July 5. Students will have card access to the Library.

(Don't forget that Grundy's celebration will be held on Saturday, June 29, with live music at the town center beginning at 7 pm. Fireworks will begin at dusk.)

Labels: , ,

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.

Labels: , ,

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.

Labels: , , ,

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, 9 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, 9 am to 6 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 June 10 to change Saturday and Sunday card access hours.)

Labels: , ,