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 have swipe card access to the Library.
Reference services will continue to be available by e-mail, or in the Law Library by appointment, but otherwise will be physically re-located to the Rutherford Humanities and Social Sciences Library. A portion of the reference collection will also be moved to the Rutherford Library.
Library users with swipe card access will be able to sign books out from the collection using the self-check circulation machine. Other library patrons who want to borrow an item from the Law Library’s collection will be able to request that the item be brought to another Library location for pick-up.
The Law Library will reopen in September as a “Learning Commons”, with limited services available during the fall and winter terms (September 2013 through April 2014). Reference services will remain based in the Rutherford Library.
Thanks to everyone (faculty, staff, students and externals) who have made this a wonderful place to work,
Law Library Staff