Library Hours and Access • Et. Seq: The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Restricted Access April 26 – May 15

Access to the Harvard Law School Library will be restricted to Law School faculty, staff, and students from April 26 – May 15, 2009 during our reading and exam periods.

The library will continue to be available to other Harvard ID holders who need to check out a book in the collection, and to collection users needing unique materials available only at the Law School Library. Anyone needing to use materials in the collection can check in at the Langdell Circulation desk. However, the library is only available as a study and exam area for Harvard Law School students.

And while taking your exams, remember: Be objective and specific, detailed yet brief. Most of all, have fun.

For Earth Hour Library Closing Early on Sat, March 28

Harvard Law School Library will celebrate Earth Hour by closing one hour early, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

When the lights go down in the city
And the sun shines on the bay. . .

– Steve Perry

Boston, Cambridge, and Harvard University have joined worldwide Earth Hour, and so have we. We’re turning out the lights at Harvard Law School Library an hour early. More information about Earth Hour can be found at More about Harvard University joining this effort can be found in Harvard University Gazette online.

Not Just 9 to 5

A reminder that there is reference assistance available at the 4th floor Langdell Reference Desk from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings.

Check It Out: Tax, Securities, Food & Drug, Employment Law and Much More on CCH Research Network

If you’re researching issues in securities, banking, trade regulation, government contracts, telecommunications, information technology, federal energy guidelines, transportation, products liability & safety, health, food & drug, human resources management, payroll management, pensions & benefits, employment, and/or tax law (phew!), CCH Research Network has a lot to offer. HLSL buys a subscription to this premium data service that many law firms use, so you can try it out for free! For more info, and to connect, click here.

Google your legal research help!

Now you can instantly access the expertise of HLS’s law librarians by searching through dozens of our subject-specific research guides, thanks to our new custom google search engine. Just go to the Research Guides link from the Library’s home page, and use the search box at the top of the page — instant access to research help on U.S., foreign and international law topics.

Working on a paper? Need research help?

Reference librarians are available to meet with any HLS student working on a major paper. Send an {encode=”” title=”email”} with your topic and general availability to Karen Storin Linitz, Head, Anglo American Reference Dept., and a reference librarian will contact you to set up a time to meet. Consultations usually are between 45 and 60 minutes long, and focus on research strategies and materials that are specific to your topic.

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