Within the legal community of the Eighth
Judicial District, the Supreme Court Library at Buffalo:
For the benefit of all these groups, the library maintains:
- meets the legal reference needs of the district judiciary.
- is a free, public library, pursuant to state statute,
for area residents, particularly for members of the local
bar and their employees and,
- serves self-represented litigants, students and private citizens
researching the law and legal issues.
- A core collection consisting of:
- the primary laws (statutes, codes and administrative
materials) of the State of New York.
- the official and unofficial reported cases of the New
York State trial and appellate courts.
- the primary laws of the United States.
- major legal digests and legal encyclopedias, American
Law Reports, including American Jurisprudence.
- New York practice materials such as New York Jurisprudence and Carmody-Wait,
- Significant secondary materials for all important areas
of law including periodicals, texts, looseleaf services,
law reviews, and selected specialized reporters.
- Microform (microfilm and microfiche) archives.
- The municipal codes and charters of most Erie and Niagara
County cities, towns and villages, as well as the cities
of Rochester and New York.
- General legal and reference works.
- Public access to Lexis and Westlaw for on-line
law related research.