Category Archives: Library Chat

Virtual Reference: We are there, even when we are not

Just because you don’t see a librarian sitting at the reference desk, does not mean we are not there to help. The library has many virtual reference tools to help you with your research. For example, you can always email the library at askthelibrary@brooklaw.edu. You can also look through our extensive FAQ list to see if your question has previously been answered. You can find our FAQs at askthelibrary.brooklaw.edu. You can also browse through our research guides to see if we have created one to address the issue you are researching. You can access a list of the library’s research guides at guides.brooklaw.edu.

If we are not sitting at the reference desk, but you see the chachatwithalibrariant symbol on BLSConnect or the Library’s webpage, click on it to contact a reference librarian for help. You can also text us at 718-734-2432. And of course, often times, we are only a phone call away at 718-780-7567. If a librarian is not available to help at that time, one will get back to you as soon as she is available.  Reference librarians generally answer reference questions, Monday – Thursday from 9 am-8 pm and on Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm.

Welcome to the Library!

welcome back to schoolThe BLS Library staff welcomes new and returning students to school for the 2016-2017 academic year.  We are here to help in whatever way we can with your print and electronic use of the Library.

You may borrow reserve and circulating books from the first floor Circulation Desk and you can ask for reference and research assistance at the first floor Reference Desk.  There are now more ways than ever to reach the Reference Librarians.  See below:

Call us:  718-780-7567

Text us:  718-734-2432

Chat with us:  Visit the library homepage & the library page in BLS Connect

Email us:  askthelibrary@brooklaw.edu

Visit us at:  askthelibrary.brooklaw.edu

The Fall Semester Hours, beginning August 29, 2016, are:

Monday – Thursday:  8:00am – 12:00am

Friday:  8:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday:  9:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday:  10:00am – 12:00am

Good Luck in the fall semester!  We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Library!

Welcome Back from Vacation!

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The BLS Library staff sends a warm welcome to both old and new students to the 2015 fall semester at Brooklyn Law School.   Here at the Library we hope to help you make it a successful and productive one.

 

Attention all New Students – Check out the Library  Research Guide – 1L Resources, Tips and Tools.   This guide covers first year law school basics and will familiarize you with the Library and its many resources.

Chat – Have a question and you are not near the Library?  Contact a reference librarian (when he or chatshe is on duty) at the reference desk.  Library Chat may be accessed via the Library’s webpage or the Library page at BLS Connect.

Library Hours for  September

Student-HourMon – Thurs            8:00 am – Midnight

Fridays                    8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturdays               9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sundays                 10:00 am – Midnight

Labor Day  Monday Sept  7                         9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Mon. Sept 14                    9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Yom Kippur  Wed. Sept 23                          9:00 am – 10:00 pm

 

Greetings and Salutations

The Fall semester has started and everyone at the BLS Library is looking forward to working with you towards a successful new year.

Just a few reminders –

The Library has resumed its regular hours

  • Monday – Thursday           8:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Friday                                   8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday                              9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday                               10:00 am – 12:00 am

Reference Desk Hours

  • Monday – Thursday            9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday                                   9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday                               Noon – 5:00 pm

If you haven’t done it already, check out OneSearch on the Library’s Web page.  You can now search the catalog plus multiple databases using this new service.

onesearchchatAnd don’t forget the Library’s Chat Service, also available on our web page.   Librarians are   available to chat during regularly scheduled reference hours.  If you do not get a response back, please leave your email address or phone number, and someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Looking forward to working with you in the coming year!