ASL Library

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Exam Access Fall 2016

Beginning the evening of Sunday, November 27, the Library will offer extended card access during the two weeks of exams. Instead of closing at midnight, the Library will close at 2 am each night. This extended access will end on the last day of exams, which is Friday, December 9, at 5 pm.


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

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Break 2016 Hours

The Library will have more limited hours during Thanksgiving Break.

On Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20, the Library will not be staffed. Students with a valid ID card will still have access from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Sunday.

On Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22, the Library will be staffed from 9 am to 4 pm, with card access from 6 am to 10 pm.

On Wednesday, November 22, the Library will be staffed from 9 am to noon. Students will have card access from 6 am to noon. At noon, we will close completely, and be closed all of Thanksgiving Day (November 24).

On Friday, November 25, the Library will not be staffed, but students will have card access from 10 am to 10 pm. Card access will also be available on Saturday, November 26, from 10 am to 10 pm, but the Library will not be staffed.

Finally, on Sunday, November 27, the Library will shift into exam access hours. The Library will be staffed from noon to 8 pm, but card access will run from noon to 2 am Monday. For the rest of the exam period, the Library will close at 2 am rather than the traditional midnight.

(If you prefer a more traditional table format of hours, please read the November 2016 ASL Library News.)

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labor Day 2016 Hours

During the Labor Day weekend, the Library will have a slightly shorter schedule.

On Monday, September 5, 2016, the Library will be closed to the public. Students with a valid ID card will have access to the Library from noon to midnight, but the Circulation/Reserve Desk will not be staffed.

The prior weekend hours will remain unchanged. Students with a valid ID card will have access to the Library on Saturday, September 3, from 9 am to midnight, and on Sunday, September 4, from noon to midnight. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will be staffed from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and from noon to 8 pm on Sunday. (The Library is not open to the general public on the weekends.)

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fall Semester 2016 Hours

Our Fall Semester 2016 hours begin on Sunday, August 14.

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 building from 6 am to midnight Mondays through Fridays, from 9 am to midnight Saturdays, and noon to midnight Sundays.

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 last-minute changes on the main ASL Library page.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Orientation Hours 2016

The Library will have special hours for the Introduction to Law (Orientation) class scheduled for the week of August 8.


On Sunday, August 7, new students will be able to access the Library using our side-entry door (which faces the Classroom Building) from noon to midnight; our Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from noon to 8 pm. The Library will be closed to the public.

From Monday, August 8, through Thursday, August 11, 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 8 pm those days. Public patrons can access the Library from 9 am to 4 pm on those days.

On Friday, August 12, new students will be able to access the Library from 8 am to midnight, while our Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. Public patrons can access the Library from 9 am to 4 pm.

Finally, on Saturday, August 13, there will be no access to the Library. Our school year hours will begin on Sunday, August 14.


New students will be given a tour of the campus, including the Library, before lunch on Monday, and then will be returning to the Library to get ID pictures taken in the late afternoon. On Wednesday, members of the Class of 2019 will receive their ID cards, plus Lexis and Westlaw passwords.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday morning!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Independence Day Hours (July 4, 2016)

The ASL Library will be completely closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no card access for summer students.


The prior weekend hours will remain unchanged. We will be closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday, but we will continue to have card access for students from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, and 2 pm to 10 pm on Sunday.


(If you're looking for the fireworks, they'll be held at the Walmart plaza, behind Taco Bell, on Monday, July 4, around 9:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair!)

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 Hours

The ASL Campus will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. The Library will be closed to the public and to the ASL community.

The prior weekend access hours are unchanged, so current students and Class of 2016 graduates can access the Library on Saturday, May 28, from noon to 6 pm, and on Sunday, May 29, from 2 pm to 10 pm.

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