Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Library Hours for Finals, Intersession

The Law Library and the SCOL building will have special hours during finals and intersession. Please see this handout for a detailed list of hours. Please also see our earlier post about special access policies during finals. Remember to carry your DU id card with you for entrance to the library in the evenings and weekends through December 15th.

GOOD LUCK on your exams!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Trivia

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, thoughts of Turkey may be of more interest than studying for finals (at least for a few days!). Here is a research guide created by the University of Chicago Library with everything you ever wanted to know about turkeys:

1) History of the Turkey in the US
2) The Turkey trot - dances and more recently, 5K's
3) Cooking the Turkey to perfection (with help from Julia Childs)
4) Turkey hunts
5) Turkeys around the world

Enjoy your short break before finals!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dogs Visit Law School, Nov 28th-29th

Lower your blood pressure! Reduce stress! Give your brain a study break!

We know that preparing for exams can be very stressful so the Westminster Law Library and the Office of Student Affairs are sponsoring a PAWS to RELAX program to bring several therapy dogs to the SCOL building for study breaks. The program is being offered on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29 from noon-6pm in room 145.

Therapy dog teams from the American Humane Association will rotate throughout the day, but each two-hour time block will include 2-4 dogs available for drop in visits. NO appointments necessary. These dog and handler teams have all undergone training and are used to interacting with adults and kids in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries.

Big dogs, small dogs, we have them all. So stop by for a short study break and say hi!

Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit a therapy dog on Monday or Tuesday. We hope that you enjoyed your study break and it helped ease the stress a little. We had about 110 people on Monday and 152 people on Tuesday participate in the event, so perhaps we can try it again during spring semester.

Good Luck on Finals!

Access Changes to Library During Finals

Beginning Tuesday, November 22nd, and continuing every weekday through Thursday December 15th, the law library entrance will lock at 5:30 every evening and only allow those with DU law school ID cards to enter the library. The library will still close at midnight. Circulation Associates may allow someone without a card entry if it is an alumnus or practicing attorney that needs access to our collection, but they will not allow others in who may want to use the study space. Every Friday during Reading Week and Finals the library entrance will lock at 5:30PM and not open without a law school ID card until Monday morning.

Also beginning Tuesday, November 22nd, and continuing through Thursday, December 15th, those with DU law school ID’s will be allowed to remain in the law building after the building is closed to others. Please remember, you must have your ID with you or you will be asked to leave when Campus Safety closes the building at midnight.

Additionally, the law library closes for both Thanksgiving and the Friday following it. The building will be open for those with law school ID cards. Signs, with the hours for both the library and the building will be posted beginning tomorrow.

Thank you for your attention and please remember your Pioneer ID cards.

JoAnna Patrick

Director of Facilities & Operations, SCOL


Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Hours

The Law Library will be on reduced hours for part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Sunday, November 27, 2011
8am - midnight

The Reference Desk will be closing from 3pm on Wednesday - Sunday. A full listing of library & building hours during exams, holidays & intersession is posted here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BNA Rep Visits DU - 11/14

Want to find out more about the specialized legal research topics available via the Library's BNA database?

The BNA Legal Solutions Consultant, Heidi Reese, will be staffing a table on Level 1 from 11am-2pm on Monday, November 14, 2011. She will have handouts & tips on searching the various BNA databases that the library has under subscription. Heidi can also give you some tips on using BNA resources to find research or paper topics in your upper level writing classes.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Corporate Drafting Class

Spring registration is upon us and you should consider taking the Corporate Drafting class taught by Stacey Bowers, one of our law librarians. Two sections of this class are being offered: (i) Mon/Wed from 9:00 – 10:15am, and (ii) Mon/Wed from 2:45-4:00pm. This class will cover transactional drafting skills and students will draft a variety of corporate and transactional provisions and documents. Registration is subject to professor approval so please contact Stacey Bowers at if you are interested in this course. This class is part of the Corporate & Commercial Law Program and meets the upper level writing requirement.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

App for HeinOnline Databases

HeinOnline now has an free app for your iphone or ipad. You must use your name & DU id to login.

Features Include:
• View HeinOnline's Imaged-based PDFs
• Use HeinOnline's Citation Navigator
• Browse by Volume
• View Electronic Table of Contents
• Search HeinOnline using Advanced Searching Techniques

For more information and to download, see the HeinOnline help center.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reference Desk Closure

The Reference Desk is closing at 3:00PM today because of staff illnesses.