Law Collections in Manhattan

New York Public Library—Science, Industry and Business Branch
34th St. and Madison Avenue (enter on Madison Avenue side)

(212) 592-7000
Mon., Fri., Sat.: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Collection includes New York City, State and Federal primary sources, including regulatory sources; some secondary sources, including legal encyclopedias and selected loose-leaf services; form books; periodical indexes; New York Law Journal; and directories. Subject strengths include: banks and banking, commerce, finance, patents and trademarks, and real estate. 

New York Public LibraryMid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)


(212) 340-0849
Mon., Wed.: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tues., Thurs.: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fri., Sat.: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Library maintains a core collection of New York City, State and Federal law materials; some secondary sources including legal encyclopedias and selected loose-leaf services; form books; periodical indexes and legal directories. Subject strengths include: general reference collection, crime and social sciences.

New York Public LibraryHumanities and Social Sciences Library 
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
(212) 930-0830

The library maintains a core reference collection. Subject strengths include: American history, Asian American studies, social sciences and newspapers, rare books and manuscripts collections.

City Hall Library
New York City Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, Room 112

(212) 788-8590
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Collection includes the laws, statutes and regulations for New York City and State governments, i.e., NY City local laws, charter and administrative code, published regulations of city agencies, NY State session laws, consolidated laws and NY Code Rules and Regulations. The library is a depository for New York City agencies. Copies of minutes and proceedings of city boards and legislative bodies are on deposit here. Information on mayoral committees and commissions is available.

John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New York
899 10th Avenue (at 59th Street)
(212) 237-8246

The collection is open to the public for on-site use. Visitors must have a METRO Card. NYU law students can obtain a METRO Card from the reference librarian in the law library. The library maintains a core collection of New York State and Federal law materials. In addition, it has secondary source materials including legal encyclopedias, form books, treatises and law reviews. Emphasis of the collection is in the field of criminal justice, with growing collection strengths in forensic sciences and forensic psychology. The library has a growing collection of criminal justice dissertations. Special collections include trial transcripts from New York criminal courts from the 1890's to after World War I.

Baruch CollegeCity University of New York
151 East 25th Street
(212) 802-2293

The collection includes New York State and Federal primary sources: some secondary sources including encyclopedias, selected loose-leaf services and treatises; form books; periodical indexes and directories.  Collection strengths include business and labor law, accounting, finance and international business.

Prepared by Gretchen Feltes


This page was updated June 20, 2012

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