Law Library Moves Downtown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2014

Contact:
Brook Arbeitman
Director of Marketing and Communications
Oklahoma City University School of Law
(405) 208-6300
bbarbeitman@okcu.edu

Media Advisory

Oklahoma City University School of Law Library Moves Downtown

(OKLAHOMA CITY – July 22, 2014) – Oklahoma City University School of Law’s move into the historic Central High School building at 800 N. Harvey launches this week as the law library begins moving its collection downtown. The move is expected to take two weeks and when it is complete 95% of the library’s books will be located at the law school’s new facility. The 5% that will remain at the Gold Star building on the OCU campus will include the reference collection and reserved course books for students.

Students, faculty and local attorneys with borrowing privileges will continue to have access to the books once they are moved downtown. The library’s catalog is available online and anyone with privileges can simply click a button to request books. Librarians will retrieve the books and have them ready to pick up at the Gold Star building within 2 business days.

The Law Library is home to 90,000 print books, 165,000 electronic volumes and another 170,000 volumes in microfiche. Included in the law library’s unique collections are:

  • Oklahoma Collection – including several historical print items only found at the law school’s library
  • Native American Collection – including tribal codes, constitutions, cases, as well as materials on tribal customs and practices
  • Judicial Papers of Robert Henry – currently serving as University President, Henry donated his papers from his tenure as chief judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • MIPT & Stephen Sloan Collections – including important legal, political science and international relations materials on terrorism, homeland security and related areas, and donated to the law school by the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

A total of 10,500 linear feet of books and 22 cabinets of microfiche will be making the move.

Media representatives are invited to cover this monumental and historic move downtown:

Date:           Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time:           10 am – Noon at the Gold Star Building (on the OCU campus)
1 pm – 3 pm at the new facility (800 N. Harvey)

Interviews: Law Library Director Lee Peoples and Associate Director Jennifer Prilliman will be available at both locations to answer questions about the move

Parking:      On Campus: visitor’s parking is on the west side of the Sarkeys Law Center (NW 23rd & Kentucky)
Downtown: Media can park in the lot to the north of the new facility downtown (800 N. Harvey)

For more information contact Brook Arbeitman, Director of Marketing and Communications at Oklahoma City University School of Law at 405-208-6300 or bbarbeitman@okcu.edu.

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