Thursday, December 20, 2007

Interlibrary Loan Service over Holiday Break

Due to reduced staffing over the holiday break, users of the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan service may experience some delays in request processing from December 22, 2007-January 1, 2008.

During this period, users may still pick up and return interlibrary loan materials to the Circulation Desk during regular business hours. However, new requests may take a bit longer to arrive than usual. You can check the status of your interlibrary loan requests at any time by logging in to the ILLiad system with your NetID and password.

Regular processing of new interlibrary loan requests will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2008. We appreciate your patience during the holiday season.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday Break Hours (Dec. 15-Jan. 6)

The Law Library will operate under reduced staffing hours for the winter 2007-2008 break:

  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 15-16: CLOSED
  • Mon. - Fri., Dec. 17-21: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. - Wed., Dec. 22-26: CLOSED
  • Thu. - Fri., Dec. 27-28: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. - Tues., Dec. 29-Jan. 1: CLOSED
  • Wed. - Fri., Jan. 2-4: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Jan. 5: CLOSED

Regular hours will resume Sunday, January 6. The Duke Law Community retains 24-hour access to the Law School and Law Library with a current DukeCard.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Winter Break Reference Hours in Effect

During the month of December, the Law Library Reference Desk will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Night and weekend reference will resume at the start of spring 2008 classes, on Sunday, January 6.

The Circulation Desk will maintain regular hours during the examination period, and will begin operating under winter break hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, December 15.

As always, current members of the Duke Law community will retain 24-hour access to the Law School and Law Library with a valid DukeCard.

For more information, see the Library's Hours & Directions page.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Research Tip: Add LibX to your browser!

Users of the D.U.L.L. Facebook page may have noticed the new Duke Library Catalog application, which allows you to search the Duke Libraries catalog, database listing, and available full-text e-journals-- all without leaving your Facebook profile. But did you know that there is a similar tool for web browsers?

The Duke Libraries LibX browser extension installs a toolbar on your web browser which allows you to "search Duke's online catalog, e-journals, articles, databases, Google Scholar, WorldCat, or library web pages directly from your browser window"! Simply highlight and drag text from a web page (such as a book title or article citation) to locate it in the Duke Libraries or in a database. If you are searching from off-campus, the toolbar works with EZproxy to enable access to restricted databases via your NetID and password.

LibX was originally developed for Firefox, but is also available in a beta version for Internet Explorer. To download, visit .

Westlaw Public Access Now Available

The Law Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Westlaw Patron Access. Westlaw Patron Access offers the Duke University community, as well as the general public, much of the same content as the Law School's version of Westlaw (which is available only by individual password to current members of the Law School community). The public-access version includes U.S. and Canadian primary and secondary legal materials.

Westlaw Patron Access is now available on a dedicated workstation (Public Terminal 2) in the Law Library Annex reading room. Please note that library users who wish to access Westlaw Patron Access and/or LexisNexis Academic ( will be given priority on this computer terminal.