ASL Library

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

Friday, August 04, 2017

Welcome, Class of 2020!

The Library will have special hours for the Introduction to Law (Orientation) class scheduled for the week of August 7.

On Sunday, August 6, 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 7, through Thursday, August 10, 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 are invited to use the Library between 9 am and 5 pm on those days.

On Friday, 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 5 pm. Public patrons will have access from 9 am to 5 pm.

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 2020 ID cards on Wednesday, along with Lexis and Westlaw passwords.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Independence Day 2017 Hours

We will have more limited hours during the Independence Day weekend.

For public patrons, we will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4.

Our students will continue to have card access to the Library over the holiday break, but we will not have Circulation/Reserve Desk hours during that time. On Saturday, July 1, card access is from noon to 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 2, card access is from 2 pm to 10 pm (which are our regular hours). On both Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, card access is from 9 am to 10 pm.

We return to our normal summer schedule on Wednesday, July 5.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Memorial Day 2017 Hours

The ASL Campus will be closed on Monday, May 29, 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 2017 graduates can access the Library on Saturday, May 27, from noon to 6 pm, and on Sunday, May 28, from 2 pm to 10 pm. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will not be staffed on the weekend.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Summer 2017 Hours

The Library will have more limited hours during the summer; these hours begin on Saturday, May 6.

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

For members of the Class of 2017 and our current students who will remain on campus for our intersession classes, we 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.

We will be completely closed (with no card access) beginning at 5 pm on Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7, for Commencement weekend. We will also be completely closed (with no card access) on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), and Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4).

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Lexis and Westlaw Access for Summer 2017

As we finish up with finals, our students have been asking about Lexis and Westlaw access over the summer.


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 forms.) However, Westlaw use is still limited to "educational" work, such as non-profit externships, clerking, 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.


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

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Exam Access Spring 2017

The Library will once again be offering extra access to the building during the exam weeks. Beginning on Sunday, April 23, the Library will remain open via card access until 2 am each night throughout finals. This extended access will end on the final day of exams, which is Friday, May 5, at 5 pm.

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 28, 2017

Spring Break: March 5-11

The Library will have more limited hours during our Spring Break.

On Saturday, March 4, we will have our regular hours for students. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, with card access available from 9 am to midnight. We do not offer public patrons access on weekends.

We will be closed completely on Sunday, March 5. There will be no card access.

From Monday, March 6, through Friday, March 10, the Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from 9 am to 4 pm. We will offer card access to students from 8 am to 9 pm.

We will be closed completely on Saturday, March 11, with no card access.

Our normal hours return on Sunday, March 12. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will be open from noon to 8 pm, with card access available from noon to midnight.

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