Thursday, October 18, 2007

When will your books be delivered?

During our renovation year, the Law Library is relying heavily on the delivery of materials from other libraries on the Duke campus (through the online catalog request form) as well as off-campus libraries (through interlibrary loan). With both services, you receive e-mail notification when your items are available for pickup at the Law Library Annex.

However, you may have noted that arrival times vary. Items available (i.e., on the shelf) at other campus libraries should arrive within the next 1-2 business days, depending upon at what time of day the request is received. If a requested item from a campus library is checked out to another borrower, that borrower is given a grace period to return the requested item. Items “On Order” and “In Process” similarly require additional time to arrive, because they must be added to the online catalog before they can be delivered.

Fortunately, you can check the status of your pending requests through the online catalog, by clicking “My Account” and logging in with your NetID and password. Choose “Hold requests” to view the request status of each item.

For items requested through interlibrary loan, log in to ILLiad with your NetID and password to view the status of outstanding requests.

As always, contact the library staff if you have any questions or concerns about obtaining items from other libraries.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

History of Duke Law School website now available

Do you know when the Law School was located on East Campus? Have you ever wondered who inspired the annual Justin Miller Award? A new feature on the Law School web site has the answers to these and many more questions.

“The Quest of Knowledge of the Law”: A History of Duke Law School is now available at . The site features an illustrated timeline of the Law School’s founding and growth, a biographical history of the Law School deans, and references for further reading.

Foreign & International Law Librarian Katherine Topulos (who also coordinates the Law Library’s Rare Book collection) compiled the site content from the Law School archives, the University Archives, and other historical resources on campus. The site was brought to life through the efforts of the Law School’s Web Services Team.

Library Hours During Fall Break

October 3rd, 2007

The Law Library will operate under reduced staff hours during the Law School Fall Break:

Friday Oct 5 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat/Sun Oct 6 -7 CLOSED
Mon-Fri Oct 8 - 12 8am - 5pm
Saturday Oct 13 CLOSED
Sunday Oct. 14 Resume regular hours

Reference services will be available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Reference Desk will resume regular hours on Sunday, October 14.

Duke Law students, faculty and staff retain 24-hour access to the building and the Library during Fall Break with a current DukeCard.