The library provides a range of services to the Cardozo Law School community. Please see below for how the library can assist you with your research needs.
Librarians offer research instruction to law journal staffs and to upper-division classes upon request. Librarians also offer introductory online research training on Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw in the first-year Lawyering Skills Program. Advanced Legal Research is a required one-credit, upper-division course that helps students develop effective research skills in working with federal and New York state statutes, regulations and secondary sources.
Printing, Scanning, & Copying
The law library is equipped on floors 7 and 8 with multifunction printers that can print, scan, and copy. There is also a dedicated flatbed book scanner on the 7th floor which can scan to your phone, USB, or email address. There is a microform scanner on the 8th floor.
The law library has a number of desktop PCs and Macs available for use by students, faculty, and staff. There is also access to the fast YUWireless network.
The library provides access for Cardozo students and faculty to major legal research databases including LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. These databases contain a range of legal materials, including full-text judicial opinions, federal and state statutory materials, and many secondary sources. The library also provides access to specialized legal databases like HeinOnline, CCH Securities and Intellectual Property Network, BNA Premier, and the Making of Modern Law. For a full list of e-resources, consult the the complete list of A-Z Databases.
Links to various e-resources may be found through BEN, the library catalog. BEN serves as the proxy server for remote access to the library’s electronic resources. To access resources, you can click on links labeled “online access” in BEN. You can also use the E-Journal Portal on the library’s homepage to search by journal. To authenticate yourself when off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, and library barcode number, which starts with 25103, and is printed on your YU identification card. If you encounter problems, first contact the Circulation Desk by email (email@example.com) or phone at 646-592-6505 to verify your name and barcode.
The law library provides audio/visual support. Law school classes are not videotaped, but practice rounds for various competitions or other types of class projects may be videotaped and viewed on the web.
Video cameras, digital audio recorders, LCD projectors, microphones, laptops, and a document camera are available. The classrooms are equipped with DVD players and LCD projectors. To request that an event be videotaped or that some audio/visual support be provided for a class or special event, contact the A/V staff by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 646-592-6515. A taping release form must be completed if a speaker or panel is recorded.
Access to Other Local Libraries
With the presentation of a currently validated Yeshiva University I.D. card, Cardozo students and faculty have access to all libraries of Yeshiva University, to the Fogelman Library of The New School, and to The Cooper Union Library. In addition, the library is a member of METRO, the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency. Through this organization, Cardozo students and faculty may use materials in area libraries for short periods of time. The law library also participates in the Conference of Law School Library Directors of Greater New York. The nine conference libraries permit direct access to their collections when needed.
The reference librarians answer questions about area libraries and issue passes, when deemed necessary, to these METRO and conference libraries. For questions about access, contact the reference librarians in person or via email@example.com.