About

Visiting Us

The library is (beginning June 1, 2021) open by appointment only.
Email us at ad4ref@nycourts.gov for further information or to schedule an appointment. Certain services, like copying, printing and scanning are unavailable during this phase of our reopening.


Our Location

The Appellate Division Law Library is in the M. Dolores Denman Courthouse, located at the corner of East Avenue and Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester, New York. We are open to the public.

The Appellate Division Law Library

Appellate Division 4th Dept. Law Library
M. Dolores Denman Courthouse
50 East Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14604-2214



Hours of Operation

The Library is open

  Monday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Tuesday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Wednesday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

We are closed on all State and Federal holidays.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Law Library is to provide legal information to the Appellate Division, to the Rochester metropolitan region, and to the entire legal community of the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts. Our role is unique as the only appellate-level court library in New York State which serves both an active judiciary and practicing bar, and is also open to the general public. Through our services, the Library strives to be one of the best court libraries in the nation.

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