The library's collection spans four floors, from the 6th floor to the 9th floor. More detail about the collection is below.
The Library's Physical Collections
The Reserves Collection
Located behind the Circulation Desk in closed stacks. In addition to reserve books, the collection includes the following special items:
- Past law school exams
- Media (DVDs, recordings, and newspapers)
- Study room and journal office keys
- Course readings that a professor has put on reserve for a specific course
- Non-book items, such as computer and cell phone chargers, yoga mats, book stands, and seat cushions.
The Reference Collection
Located on the seventh floor. Included in this collection are:
- Dictionaries, including legal, general, and foreign-language
- Legal Encyclopedias, such as American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum
- United States and New York statutes
- Reference materials on a variety of subjects.
The Kay Mackey Collection of New York Law
The New York collection is on the seventh floor extending from the Special Reading Room to the computers. It contains New York primary law (cases and statutes) and secondary authorities.
Special Reading Room
Located on the seventh floor. This room contains materials about the U.S. Supreme Court and Supreme Court Justices.
Shlansky Reading Room
Books and bound periodicals dealing with Jewish and Israeli law are housed in a special collection and reading room on the 8th floor. The collection emphasizes Mishpat Ivri and the various sources of law from which the laws of Israel have developed.
The Ninth Floor Collection
This floor houses regional, state, and federal case reporters in addition to certain Federal Depository materials. For more information on the Federal Depository, please see below.
Federal Depository Library
The law library has been a partial depository for United States government publications since 1979. Administrative decisions, executive agency reports, Congressional hearings and reports, and other selected documents are received regularly. Most of these publications are classified into the Library of Congress system and shelved with books of similar subject matter on the 6th and 8th floors. Those which are not placed in the general collection are shelved in the Documents Collection on the 9th floor and in the Microform Collection by Superintendent of Documents classification number.
The General Stacks
The rest of the Library’s collection is located in the “stacks,” which are spread out over the six through ninth floors. Please refer to the library maps below and the call number locator for guidance on locating specific items by call number.