ASL Library

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving Break 2017 Hours

The Library will have more limited hours during Thanksgiving Break.

On Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, 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 20, and Tuesday, November 21, 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 23).

On Friday, November 24, the Library will not be staffed, but students will have card access from 9 am to midnight. Card access will also be available on Saturday, November 25, from 9 am to midnight, but the Library will not be staffed.

Finally, on Sunday, November 26, 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.

Have a great Thanksgiving Break!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Labor Day 2017 Hours

The Library will have more limited hours on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day.

We will be closed to the public all day on Monday, September 4. 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. The Circulation/Reserve Desk will not be staffed during the day.

There are no changes to our preceding weekend hours. Students will have card access to the Library from 9 am to midnight on Saturday, September 2, and from noon to midnight on Sunday, September 3. Our Circulation/Reserve Desk hours will be 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and noon to 8 pm on Sunday.

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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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