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Otsego County Courts


Law Library

Joseph P. Molinari Supreme Court Library
Otsego County Courthouse
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-322-3152
Fax: 646-963-6427

Hours of Operation:
Thursday 8:45am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:15pm
(except State Holidays)

District Law Librarian:
Christopher Lund
607-240-4310
clund@nycourts.gov

Acting Law Librarian
Laurie Burpoe

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.

Overview

Established in 1984 (L.1984, Ch.249), the Joseph P. Molinari Supreme Court Library, Otsego County, bears the name of one of the area’s most distinguished jurists. Located in the beautifully restored 19th century Otsego County Courthouse complete with tiled floors, reproduction chandeliers, oak barrister bookcases, and stenciled walls, the library is open and staffed Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. The library is closed at all other times, provided that attorneys may be granted limited access to the library during Courthouse business hours by requesting access through court security

The basic collection contains New York and federal statutes, New York case law, as well as a variety of general practice treatises.

There is a  public access workstation available for accessing online legal resources. The library staff will provide instructional materials and/or basic instruction in using these materials but may not conduct research for the user.

Public Access Computer Policy

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