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New Library Hours for Summer

sunclockThe Library would like to inform you of upcoming changes in service hours for the summer.  Beginning May 27th, the Library space will be available to you Monday – Friday from 7am to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11pm, with extended hours to midnight during reading periods and exams.

Reference Desk hours will be:

Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 6 pm

Friday from 9 am to 1 pm

Saturday and Sunday – no reference service

Circulation Desk hours will be:

Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 9:30 pm

Friday from 8:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday from 12 noon to 9:30 pm

The Library will be closed on May 26th for Memorial Day and on July 4th for Independence Day, as will the entire Charlotte Plaza Building.

These changes have been made in an effort to provide concentrated services to you during the times most needed.  The Summer Hours will be posted on the website and at the Circulation and Reference Desks as well.

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 ~ Julie Morris ~

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Library Hours during Mid-terms

Need more study time for mid-term exams?  No problem!  The library hours will be extended as follows:

Friday, October 9                 7am – 12am

Saturday, October 10           9am – 11pm

Sunday, October 11             9am – 11pm

Monday, October 12            7am – 12am

Tuesday, October 13            7am – 12am

Wednesday, October 14       7am – 12am

Thursday, October 15           7am – 12am

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3 *new Things You Need to Know About the Charlotte Law Library!

Hello, 2Ls and 3Ls!

As you prepare for another year at CharlotteLaw, you may be wondering:  What will be new and exciting in the library?  Read on for the Three Things You Need to Know:

  1. New quiet area – So long, slamming doors!  Nevermore, noisy study rooms!  The quiet area has been moved to the opposite side of the library—the side facing Suttle Avenue.  All the seats around the Treatises collection and the Regional Reporters collection are part of this area.  Signs are in place as reminders.
  2. Library hours – To help your planning for the fall semester, we have posted the library hours through the end of the year.
  3. Overdue fines – Isn’t it frustrating to go to the circulation desk, ask for a book, and discover it is already checked out?  Imagine the extra frustration if you knew the book had been kept past its due date!  To discourage this, the library has adopted a system of overdue fines, effective August 1.  Go to here to read the policy.

-Anthony Aycock-

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Welcome, Fall 2009 students!

The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges once said:  “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  OK, maybe the CharlotteLaw Library is not paradise, but it will be a vital part of your law school career.

Where is the library?  When is it open?  What are its features?  Read on to find out . . .

Where is the library and when is it open?
The library is on the 2nd floor of the law school building.  Regular hours are as follows:

7:00am – 11:00pm          Mon – Fri
9:00am – 10:00pm          Sat
9:00am – 11:00pm          Sun

Library hours will change during mid-term exams, final exams, and holiday periods.  For complete library hours for the fall semester, click here.

How do I use the library collection?
You can locate books, journals, databases, DVDs, and other resources by searching the library catalog.  To borrow items from our collection, see our circulation policy.  To borrow items we do not own, see our interlibrary loan policy.

Does the library charge fines for overdue or lost items?
Yes.  See the circulation policy for details.

Does the library have all my textbooks?
Yes!  One copy of every course textbook is on reserve in the library.  Copies of certain study aids are also on reserve.  Course reserves are available at the circulation desk, and they may be checked out for a 3-hour period.

Where can I study in the library?
The library has 11 group study rooms that can accommodate 2-6 people.  The rooms may be reserved for 2-hour periods, up to 24 hours in advance.  Rooms must be reserved before they can be used.  To reserve a room, contact the library circulation desk.

In addition, there are numerous carrels, work tables, and plush chairs throughout the library.  In all, the library can seat roughly 300 people.

How do I photocopy or print from a computer?
The library has three photocopiers, each of which requires a user name and password to operate.  (These are the same as your e-mail user name and password.)  All copies count against your student quota.

In addition, there is a 23-terminal computer lab in the library (room 217).  To print in the lab, you’ll need the same user name and password needed for the copiers.  Lab print jobs count against your student quota.

For Westlaw or LexisNexis print jobs, there are dedicated Westlaw and Lexis printers in room 215, beside the computer lab.  Print jobs sent to these printers do not count against your student quota.

What is the policy regarding noise?  Food and drink?
The noise policy is here.  The food & drink policy is here.

How do I get library help?
Circulation desk:  704-971-8574
Borrowing or returning books, using course reserves, using study rooms

Reference desk: 704-971-8573
Research questions, Westlaw & Lexis assistance, LP I assistance

E-mail:  libreference@charlottelaw.edu

AOL Instant Messenger:  CSLReference (available 9am – 7pm, Mon – Fri)

-Anthony Aycock-

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Reminder: CSL will be closed July 3rd and 4th

The building will be closed on July 3rd and 4th to all employees & students.

ID badges will not work.

4th of july 2009

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Special Offer: Class of 2009

Dear Class of 2009–

Well, you made it!!  You’ve graduated from law school!!  And I bet you’re wondering:  Do I still have access to the library???

Answer: Yes, you do!!!

Summer Access

For the summer, your building access badge will still work, allowing you to enter the library as you always have.  You will also be able to use the computer lab and reserve group study rooms.  The library summer hours are

Mon – Fri      7am – 11pm

Sat – Sun     8am – 10pm

(closed on May 25 and July 3-4)

Free Library Membership

What about after the summer?  Starting August 1, you will have the option to join the library as a member.  Membership includes unlimited on-campus Westlaw and Lexis access.  Click here for all the details on the CSL Library Membership Program.

Now here’s the best part

Your membership will be FREE FOR ONE YEAR!

To take advantage of this offer, please contact me by August 1.  And, as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Anthony Aycock

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Library Summer Hours

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From May 14 – August 11, the library hours will be

Mon – Fri          7am – 11pm

Sat – Sun           8am – 10pm

The library will be closed on the following dates:

Mon, May 25

Fri – Sat, July 3 – 4

Public hours will remain Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.

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Holiday Library Hours

Hard to believe but we’re closing in on the end of the fall semester.  To accommodate studying for finals the library will be open extended hours. Remember to stop by the CIrculation Desk to reserve your favorite study room for your late night studying. If you have any questions on hours don’t hesitate to contact the library at 704-971-8574 or email aaycock@charlottelaw.edu.

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS

November 25                
     7 a.m. – 12 a.m. (closed to the public)

November 26
     7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (closed to the public)

November 27                  Closed to all

November 28 & 29           
     9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (closed to members & the public)

November 30                  
     7 a.m. – 12 a.m. (closed to members & the public)

December 1 – 4              
     7 a.m. – 12 a.m. (closed to the public)

December 5 & 6             
     7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (closed to the public)

December 7 – 11            
     7 a.m. – 12 a.m. (closed to the public)

December 12 & 13          
     7 a.m. – 10 p.m  (closed to the public)

December 14 – 16          
     7 a.m. – 12 a.m. (closed to the public)

December 17                
     7 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed to the public)

December 18 & 19          
     7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (public hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

December 20 & 21          Closed to all

December 22                  
     7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (public hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

December 23                  
     7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (closed to members & the public)

December 24 –                    Closed to all
 
January 1, 2009      

January 2                       
     7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m  (public hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

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