Cardozo School of Law is a private institution, and the Library is not open to the general public. Individuals outside of the YU Community must apply a minimum of 48 hours in advance for reading privileges with the reference librarians. Members of the local bar association may be granted reading privileges after payment of a user's fee. Please contact the Reference Desk for more information and/or to make arrangements for a visit. The Reference Desk will be available to process these requests Monday to Thursday from 10am - 5pm and Friday from 10am - 12pm.
Non-Cardozo Law Students and Students Attending Other Universities
Students from area law schools and colleges may have on-site use of the Library through various consortia. Access may be granted by the day, week, month, or semester. If you are a current student of good standing at another law school, contact your own academic or law library to see what arrangements may be made.
After speaking with your school’s librarian, students must make arrangements to secure a pass at least 48 hours in advance by contacting Cardozo’s Reference Desk. The Reference Desk will be available to process these requests Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-12pm.
However, access requests are not accepted and are not granted during reading and examination periods. These dates can be found by looking at the academic calendar.
Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions.
All visitors to the Cardozo School of Law must first check-in and present a school ID and an access letter at the Security Desk.
Students, Faculty, and Staff of the New School and Cooper Union
Students, Faculty, and Staff of the New School and Cooper Union may access the Library with a current, valid school ID card. New School and Cooper Union visitors have physical access to the library only; they cannot check out materials or access Library databases or other digital resources.
Bar Exam Study
Non-Cardozo graduates who have purchased a Bar Study Pass have physical access to the Library and may use the guest Wi-Fi to access their study materials. Bar studiers have physical access to the library only; they cannot check out materials or access Library databases or other digital resources.
For more information about Bar Study Access, contact Jason Zarin, Assistant Director for Public Services.