Lexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline are available for use to anyone free of charge. Our collection of over 300,000 volumes is also accessible to anyone visiting the library.
The Appellate Division Law Library provides a number of services designed to comprehensively support
your legal research needs:
Reference Services / Help accessing the collection
The library is open to the public, and in-house use of library materials and resources are available
to all visitors to our facility. Law librarians cannot provide
but are able to provide assistance with accessing materials in our collection and using
The library welcomes reference questions in-person, via phone at (585)530-3251, and via email through
our Ask-A-Librarian service.
Members of the New York State bench and bar may apply for a library card. Cardholders may borrow nearly all items in the
library's collection for up to four weeks at a time. Registration for library cards must be done on site in order
to validate the applicant's identity and status in the NYS Attorney Registration database.
For more detailed information regarding library cards, overdure fines, renewals and other details please see our Circulation / Borrower Services page.
Our Document Delivery service seeks to provide you with the library materials and court records you need, regardless
of your location. Most materials in the library's collection are available for delivery, including records
& briefs, bill jackets and legislative documents. To get started, visit our Document
Public Computers and Internet Access
The library provides Internet access throughout the facility via a wireless network. Public computer terminals
are equipped with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and legal databases including
Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline. Reference librarians are available to assist users with any of these resources.