Library Information and Virtual Tours, 2008-2009
- Library Training Sessions
- Checking Out Books
- Reference Desk Schedule
- Research in International Law
- LexisNexis & Westlaw Training & Passwords
Library Training Sessions
Virtual tours of the library are scheduled to acquaint transfer, non-matriculated, domestic LL.M., and international LL.M. students with the library's complex physical structure and to demonstrate the research potential of its electronic environment. Specialized sessions, which focus on the sources used to research tax laws and regulations, are scheduled for Tax LL.M. & International Tax LL.M. students.
Registering for Training Sessions
Please sign up in advance in the binder at the Reference Desk in the Library's Main Reading Room for a session that is convenient for you. The binder will be available beginning August 11th. Tours will be given in the afternoons from Aug. 18th to the 22nd during the Introduction to U.S. Law course, and will continue from August 28th to Sept. 5th. Sessions will last about 45 minutes; a maximum of 12 students may attend each session.
Checking Out Books
New students must be registered in the library's patron database in order to check out books. Simply go to the Circulation Desk in the Main Reading Room with your N.Y.U. ID card and have your barcode scanned. Returning students, please go to the Circulation Desk to update your contact information.
Reference Desk Schedule
When classes are in session, librarians are available seven days a week at the Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room to answer your questions about library services and collections, and to advise you on strategies and materials to assist you in your research.
The Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room is regularly open:
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
During intersession, Spring Recess, and over the summer the Reference Desk is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Phone: (212) 998-6300, option 2.
Research in International Law
For an introduction to finding treaties and other sources of public international law, please make an appointment either with Mirela Roznovschi, at (212) 998-6290; or with Jeanne Rehberg, at (212) 998-6601.
LexisNexis & Westlaw Training & Passwords
The schedule of training sessions will be posted on each company's Web site, http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/ and http://lawschool.westlaw.com/; you can also link to them from the library's home page, at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/. Please sign up for classes online.
Student Lexis and Westlaw representatives will keep scheduled office hours throughout the year outside Lenley Computer Lab, to answer questions and provide refresher training sessions. Also, there will be student representatives at a table opposite the Circulation Desk in the library throughout the semester to answer questions.
The library provides passwords for N.Y.U. School of Law faculty, staff and students, for educational purposes only. Passwords will be available from the LexisNexis and Westlaw representatives at special tables set up in the Main Reading Room for several weeks early in the semester, or, when they are not here, from the student representatives who staff the desk outside Lenley Computer Lab.
J.D. 2Ls & 3Ls should have active passwords from previous years. Please update your registration information online (see below). Refresher training sessions are available upon request from the student representatives.
Transfer & non-matriculated students must obtain a new password at N.Y.U. School of Law, at the tables or outside Lenley Lab. Passwords from your former law school may work temporarily, but your print jobs will be delivered to the laser printer at your former school. Refresher training sessions are available upon request from the student representatives.
Tax & International Tax LL.M.s will receive passwords during specialized training sessions in tax-related databases that begin early in the fall semester (schedule to be announced); passwords will also be available at the tables, or outside Lenley Lab.
Non-tax LL.M.s will receive passwords during training sessions that begin in mid-September (schedule to be announced); passwords will also be available at the tables, or outside Lenley Lab.
Foreign-trained LL.M.s will receive passwords and initial training during the Introduction to American Law course. If you cannot attend, see the representative at the tables in the library or outside Lenley Lab.
Registering or updating your passwords with LexisNexis and Westlaw
Go to the companies' Web sites, either directly at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/ or link to them from the library's Web page, http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/, and follow the instructions. Passwords must be registered or updated before they can be used.