Access: Using the Law Library

Visitor Information

At this time, entrance to the Law Library is restricted to NYU students, faculty, and staff with a valid daily Violet Go Pass.

Access for external community members and affiliates, including alumni, retirees, and consortium students and faculty is unavailable at the current time. Additional questions on access can be submitted to (via email).

NYU Non-Law Students

  • NYU non-law students may only use the Law Library when legal material in the Law Library’s collection is needed for NYU academic work. There is no general-purpose access to the Library for NYU non-law students.
  • The student will need to specify the needed material. 
  • Students from the Medical Center and Polytechnic Institute should bring a letter from a professor or librarian at their school requesting access, stating the period of time access is needed and the material needed.

  • During the restricted access period (at the end of each semester) NYU non-law students who satisfy the above requirements will not be able to enter the Law Library on Sundays before 3:00 pm.

  • NYU Paralegal Students are not subject to the Sunday limitation.

For the Public

The NYU Law Library is not open to the public at this time, please visit to find a publicly accessible law library near you.

Accessibility Information & Accommodations

The Vanderbilt Hall building, where the Law Library is located, is wheelchair accessible by ramps. All levels of the Law Library are wheelchair accessible either by a ramp or by an elevator. The Law Library has two wheelchair accessible restrooms, one on the B1 Level and another in the Brown Atrium. 

NYU patrons who have questions about accommodations may contact Marina Highland, Library Manager at or via phone, at (212) 998-6321.