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The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available for pickup at the library of your choice. You can request reference […]

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Law Library Changes!

We regret to announce that as a direct result of the budgetary situation facing the University of Alberta Libraries, the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library will be accessible via swipe card access only from May through August 2013. The Faculty of Law will determine who, in addition to faculty members and graduate students, should […]

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Budget cuts

The University was hard hit by the provincial budget. Article from Calgary Herald to sum up situation as of April 19 Here are links to articles in the Gateway, Edmonton Journal and the Globe & Mail that sum up the situation. The University had already been tightening it’s belt. It announced closure of 2 bookstore […]

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We would like to thank our patrons for their patience as we have waited (and waited) for the Self Serve Checkout to be repaired. Repairs have now taken place, and all is working as it should. Although staff have enjoyed the extra contact with patrons, we know that it has sometimes been frustrating for you. […]

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As of January 1, 2013, there will be no cash held or accepted by the Law Library. Staff will not be able to give change or break bills. Fines can be paid using debit or credit card at the self-serve stations in Rutherford Library. Fines can also be paid online by faculty, staff and students […]

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USB Checker in Law Library

Does your USB drive have a virus? It is now very easy to check. Just use the USB checker, opposite the Service Desk at the front of the Reference area.

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Rare Legal Books on Display

This year the Faculty of Law is celebrating its hundredth year anniversary and on Friday, Sept. 21st, they are launching their Centenary celebrations by having a gala dinner during Alumni Weekend. In honor of these events the Weir Library has put up an exhibit of selected rare legal monographs from the Weir Special Collections Room. […]

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New Staff Member

Welcome to our newest staff member Cathy Hergert. Cathy started with the John A. Weir Memorial Library in August 2012. She comes to us as a Public Services Assistant with several years of previous experience in the University of Alberta Business Library

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The Supreme Court of Canada issued its rulings in the five copyright cases (ESAC v. SOCAN, Rogers v. SOCAN, SOCAN v. Bell – song previews, Alberta v. Access Copyright, Re:Sound) it heard last December. Here are links to a couple of web pages that discuss the results (I found them interesting) Michael Geist blog Julia […]

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The Law Library has two position that we are filling, for the 2012/13 term. Closing date for applications is Friday, April 20, and any student going in to 2nd or 3rd year may apply. There is a copy of the posting on the Service desk.

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