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Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb | No Comments

The Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Did you know…  University at Buffalo Student Engagement sponsors a community day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. King. UB faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for a half-day on various projects in the WNY community on January 16.  For more information, visit: http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/leadership/days.php

New year, new look

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Many people welcome the new year as an opportunity to get in shape or try out a new look — we’re pleased to say that this is true for the Law Library, as we show off new carpeting on our 6th floor.

Over the winter recess, all of the carpet on the 6th floor was removed and replaced. This required moving shelving, as well, which is currently being returned and tidied up.  We hope you’ll enjoy the new and improved carpet experience as much as we do!

With this project, we’re starting the new year off bright and shiny, and we’re happily anticipating more renovations to come in 2017.  (Hint: keep alert to the 4th floor, with new carpet and an enhanced reading room slated for development this summer.)

Winter Session Hours

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Welcome to 2017 and the Law Library’s winter session hours. From January 3-January 29, we’ll be open Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 am-9:00 pm, Fridays 7:30 am-5:00 pm, and closed Saturdays/Sundays. We’ll also be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th.

The full schedule of Law Library hours is posted at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/ with the full schedule for all University Libraries at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours

Winter Recess

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Winter Recess has arrived and with it a change to Law Library hours.

The Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, and then observing the following schedule:

Winter Recess – December 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Saturday-Sunday 12/17-12/18: Closed
Monday-Friday 12/19-12/23: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/24 (Christmas Eve): Closed
Sunday 12/25 (Christmas): Closed
Monday-Friday 12/26-12/30: Closed
Saturday 12/31 (New Year’s Eve): Closed
Sunday 1/1 (New Year’s Day): Closed
Monday 1/2: Closed

Winter Session then begins on Tuesday, January 3, when we’ll open at 7:30 a.m.

The full schedule of Law Library hours can be found at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/ or http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/calendar.asp. Hours at other University Libraries locations are at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours/.

Library hours this week

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

For the remaining Exam Period, the Law Library will be open the following hours this week:

Sunday 12/11:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/12-12/15:  7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/16:  7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Law Library will be closed Saturday-Sunday, December 17-December 18.

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Take a study break

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Each weekday afternoon throughout exams, the Law Library will be hosting weekday study snacks for law students in the 7th Floor reading room.  Please stop by, kick back, and enjoy a little study break! We’ll bring the goodies around 3:00 p.m.

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Library hours this week

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library is open the following hours this week:

Sunday 12/4:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/5-12/8:  7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/9:  7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/10:  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Extended library hours for Reading/Exam period

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

This Friday, December 2nd, marks the last day of regular classes this semester and so begins the Reading/Exam period, with extended Law Library hours.  We’ll be open the following schedule:

Reading/Exam Period
Friday 12/2: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/3: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/4: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/5-12/8: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/9: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/10: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/11: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/12-12/15: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/16: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The full schedule of Law Library hours is published at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/ with a calendar at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/calendar.asp. Hours for other University Libraries are published at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours.

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A German Shepherd dog burns the midnight oil in William Brenner’s photograph https://www.flickr.com/photos/will_brenner/2007180466, Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Holiday hours this week

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will be following a different schedule this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and Fall Recess.  We’re open regular hours (7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.) on Monday and Tuesday, and then will follow this schedule:

Fall Recess – November 23 – November 26
Wednesday 11/23 –  open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;
Thursday 11/24 (Thanksgiving) – Closed;
Friday-Saturday 11/25-11/26 – Closed;
Sunday 11/27 – open 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

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Turkey photo from National Wild Turkey Federation / Natural Resources Conservation Service. New York

Do You Need Help Doing Research for Seminar Papers and Other Course Projects? The Experts are Here to Help!!!!

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

Our Expert Reference Librarians Are Here to Help Six Days a Week!

Don’t forget that the Law Library reference librarians are available to show you how to do research for seminar and other research papers, Law Review case notes, and research projects for faculty or law firm employers. We will help you discover the treasure trove of information in our vast array of commercial databases, treatises and other secondary sources (in print or e-books), and free internet resources. Also, we will assist you with designing a research strategy and teach you some of our specialized research techniques.

Our reference desk hours are: (hours vary during vacations, intersession, and summer)
Monday – Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

Also, you can call the reference desk (716-645-2047) to get help or set up an appointment or email us at asklaw@buffalo.edu

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