Director's Welcome

Jay Shuman

Welcome back to everyone in the NYU Law School community.  The past eighteen months have been difficult on all of us, but I am happy to report that the Law Library is gearing up for the fall 2021 semester and a return to more or less normal library operations, albeit with some small modifications.

Many of the restrictions which were in place due to the pandemic have been lifted, and library operations will be in full swing.  The stacks are now open, and our patrons are once again free to browse, use materials onsite and check out material at the Circulation Desk.   Social distancing will be relaxed in library seating configurations.  The Reference Desk will be staffed on a hybrid schedule.  During peak times, the desk will be staffed by reference librarians at the Main Reading Room reference desk.  During off-peak hours, reference librarians will be available via email or live chat.

We look forward to continuing to build on our tradition of service in support of scholarship to all of our users, including teaching faculty, clinicians, students, fellows, alumni and other patrons.  I wish everyone a safe, healthy and productive academic year.

 Jay Shuman
Interim Director of the Law Library 
(212) 998-6310