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Continuity of Services

This guide covers: HUSL Library services, student and faculty resources, and coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuity of Library Services

Message from the Law Library Staff

The Law Library staff sends our very best wishes to the community during this unpredictable and extraordinarily challenging time.  Although our physical space is closed until further notice, we are committed to maintaining operations remotely to the extent possible in service of our ambitious mission.  We remain ready and available to offer assistance remotely. 

 

If the answer to your question is not listed below or you need more information please reach out to us at reference@law.howard.edu.

General

UPDATES

We recommend checking this site periodically for the most current information and resources available to you.  We will update it as we identify commonly asked questions and locate additional resources.  We will continue to post timely updates on our social media (Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram).

 

ACCESS

In an abundance of caution, and in compliance with Mayor Bowser's Stay-At-Home Order, Howard University has prioritized decreasing the number of individuals on campus to the extent possible through dedensification.  Until further notice, the Law Library, along with the Howard University campus, will remain closed.  To familiarize yourself with the physical space while we're closed, access virtual tour of the library here.

To streamline access and better serve you during this unpredictable and rapidly evolving period, HUSL community members are encouraged to send all questions to our reference@law.howard.edu email.  This will be monitored during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) and will allow us to triage questions more efficiently.  

 

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS

To schedule a consultation with a law librarian to discuss a research project or for assistance accessing library resources, please email reference@law.howard.edu and include your availability.  We will do our best to accommodate your schedule or find a mutually workable time to meet.  All appointments will be scheduled using Zoom.

 

FINES & DUE DATES

No overdue fines will be assessed for any Law Library items that were due March 14, 2020 or later.  All due dates for these materials have been automatically extended to August 30, 2020. 

Please note that other libraries have instituted similar policies, but they may vary.  If you believe you have items that may have been borrowed from other libraries, or you aren't sure, please check your "My Library Account" or email reference@law.howard.edu for assistance.

 

RETURNING ITEMS

The library has book drops next to the main door and the parking lot door.  Due to the current stay-at-home orders in place, these book drops are not being actively monitored while the library is closed.  Any questions about the status of a book you dropped off should be directed to reference@law.howard.edu.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Consortium Loan Service and Interlibrary Loan Service for print materials have been temporarily suspended.  Our law librarians are happy to help you locate relevant journal articles, eBooks, or other materials in electronic format.  To submit a request, email reference@law.howard.edu and include as much citation information as possible.

 

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