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There is a new study room on the first floor of Carrier Library. The Laird Conrad Law Library, owned by Rockingham County Bar Association has moved downtown to it's new home in the Massanutten Regional Library.
Since 1975, the books were housed in Carrier Library under an agreement between Rockingham County, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Associations and JMU, due to lack of space in the court house and public library. The Law Library moved several times as Carrier Library grew, from the Honors Study, to the second floor, and finally to the first floor behind reference. The construction of the new Massanutten Regional Library has provided space for the Law Library to once again be downtown, close to the courthouse.
The JMU faculty and students have had access to case law and law reviews online through Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe for several years and this access will continue without interruption. Several titles have been ordered to replace some law sets and will be housed in the reference collection: VA Forms, Michie's Jurisprudence, CJS, West Federal Practice 5th ed., the Rockingham County Code and Harrisonburg City Code .
Chris Eckstein organized the move of the Law Library as a service project for an Eagle Scout merit badge. On Saturday, June 2, Chris and 15 other scouts arrived for the move. The entire collection was boxed and loaded in 6 hours.
The Laird Conrad Law Library is open to the public at the Massanutten Regional Library.
For further information, please contact Jerry Gill, Government Documents Librarian at 568-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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