Law Library

Law Library Information FALL 2020

Student Information

How to Request and Retrieve Print Material

Starting Fall 2020, physical Law Library materials will be accessible by online request only and in-person pick-up.

  • NYU Law students and faculty, when viewing a book in Julius, can click on the "PLACE HOLD" icon to submit requests.  If the "place hold" option is unavailable, please direct an inquiry to
  • You will be notified by email when your book is ready for pickup at the  Circulation Desk. 
  • Please note that delivery can take between 2-4 business days, due to staff shortages and time needed to quarantine print material between patrons. 
  • Circulation-related questions can be directed to the Circulation Desk at

Returning Books

Please return books by dropping them into the bin immediately inside the library’s Vanderbilt Hall entrance. Books will be quarantined for three days before being checked in, and any fines accrued during that time will be cancelled.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Articles in law reviews and other scholarly works are best located online by searching the Law Library JULIUS Online Catalog, using the "Find Journals & Articles" function, and by searching Bobst Library's BOBCAT.    
  • Also refer to our research guides on finding articles and finding books, and see also Electronic Resources below.  
  • Presently, due to in-person staffing shortages, the Law Library is not able to offer a photocopy or scanning on demand service.

Books owned by Bobst Library

Students should place requests for print books via BOBCAT. More information on accessing Bobst Library materials

Electronic Resources  

The Law Library and Bobst Library subscribe to many electronic resources, which one can best locate by using  Julius  and BOBCAT, or contacting a  librarian for Reference Assistance, see below.

Interlibrary Loan 

 The Interlibrary Loan Department is processing article and book chapter requests. However, please expect some covid-induced delays.  At the current time, the Department is only placing a limited number of whole-book ILL requests.  As always, submit ILL requests via the library’s ILLIAD system.

Reference Assistance

NYU Law students and faculty may submit research and reference inquiries by email to This mailbox will be monitored by Reference Librarians who will respond to inquiries within a reasonable time framework. Faculty, however, should primarily rely on their liaisons.

If you are looking for a secondary resource or primary law, please outline in your email where you have searched for the item, such as Julius, BOBCAT and various databases.