Welcome New Students!

August 17, 2011 at 8:36 am | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment

The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.

Online Catalog

August 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment

Will be unavailable all day Tuesday, August 2nd and part of Wednesday, August 3rd.

Restricted Access to Library

April 26, 2011 at 8:38 am | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment

The Reading/Exam period starts Wednesday April 27th and ends Wednesday May 11th.  During this time, the library front doors will be locked.  You may obtain access to the library using your Albany Law School ID keyless entry card.

ID Card Required to Access Library During Reading/Exam Period

December 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment

During the Reading/Exam Period (Dec. 3-17) access to the Schaffer Law Library is limited to Albany Law School students, faculty and staff to ensure ample and quiet study spaces for students.

Albany Law School ID Cards provide keyless entry to the library by waving the card in front of the gray proximity reader located outside the library doors.

Attorneys can obtain access by checking in at the foyer reception desk.

 Library Exam Period Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8am- 12am

Saturday: 9am – 12am

Sunday: 10am – 12am

Reading Exam Period: Friday 3 December 2010 – Friday 17 December 2010

Library Access Policy: http://www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=815

We’re moving

August 18, 2010 at 11:52 am | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment

We’ve moved a number of NY materials (reporters, statutes, session laws, etc…) on the MAIN level around to make things a bit more accessible.  We also decided to move McKinney’s Form books from the UPPER level down to the MAIN level.

The US Code Annnotated was moved to the area formerly occupied by Shepards. 

We’ll keep you posted on any future moves!

Off-campus access to databases

November 10, 2009 at 10:17 am | Posted in Legal Research 101, Library Business | Leave a comment
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You can now access library databases from home.  Simply use your Outlook Web Access username and password to loggin into any database.  For technical assistance, please contact ITS with your questions.  For research help, our librarians are here assist you.

New online catalog functionality

October 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Library Business, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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You can now email yourself a list of titles from the Library’s online catalog.  After conducting a catalog search, click the Keep button next to the records you want to save.  When finished, click the Kept button located in the menu bar at the top of the screen.  Type your email address into the blank box and click the email button.  The online catalog will send you an email with the subject line “Schaffer Library catalog records.”

Courtesy Notices

September 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment
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As a courtesy, the library will email notice of impending book due date 3 days before actual due date.  We hope this will make it easier to remember due dates and avoid those fines!  Book renewals may be made in person or by phone (445-2340) during business hours.

Just added to blogroll

September 9, 2009 at 10:11 am | Posted in General Interest, Library Business | Leave a comment
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American Libraries magazine had a feature on selected library blogs in their August/September 2009 issue.  Among them was LibraryLaw blog, headed by Mary Minow.  She is an attorney and a librarian, like many here at the Schaffer Law Library.  Minow focuses on issues such as copyright law and intellectual freedom.  The blog has been around since 2004 and is updated regularly.

Lexis and Westlaw Account Registration

August 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Library Business | Leave a comment
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Please make sure to register your Lexis and Westlaw account information as soon as you can. 

  • Usernames and passwords might expire.
  • You might need to access TWEN (on Westlaw) for course information. 

Any questions?  Please ask a librarian for help!

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