ASL Library

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

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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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Semester 2015 Exam Access

Once again, we are pleased to offer extended access to the Library during our exam weeks.

Students who have a valid ID card can swipe in until 2 am (instead of midnight) beginning Sunday, April 26. The extended access runs through Thursday night/Friday morning of the second week of exams (May 8). Our Circulation/Reserve Desk hours remain the same during the next two weeks.

If you have lost your ID card, a replacement is $5; see Chris in the Library.

We will be closing the Library completely at 5 pm on Friday, May 8, for Commencement weekend. There will be no access to the Library during that weekend.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Easter Hours 2015

The Library will have regular hours on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. (Our original calendar had noted we would be closed on that day.) Therefore, the Circulation/Reserve Desk will be available from noon to 8 pm, with card access available to students from noon to midnight.

As always, the ASL Library will be closed to the public on the weekends.

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

ASL Campus Closed: March 5

Our Spring Break isn't so spring-y. We've had heavy rain and ice overnight, and we're expecting snow later today (Thursday, March 5). So we've closed the ASL campus for today. Students who aren't vacationing in some tropical paradise can still access the Library from 8 am to 9 pm with their ID cards.

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