Access to the Library
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Access to Library Services
Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Virtual Reference Hours
Monday–Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hours change seasonally and during exam periods. Contact the Library or check Mendik Matters for the most up-to-date information.
The Mendik Library is a vital part of the intellectual life of New York Law School, supporting the research and educational needs of the NYLS community. The Library provides access to an extensive physical collection of legal resources and sophisticated electronic research products, as well as ample space for individual and group study. The librarians also offer a rich research instruction curriculum to help students make meaningful and contextual connections between classroom learning, legal theory, research and analytical skills, and the practice of law.
Our dedicated professional librarians are always available to assist members of the NYLS community. They also work closely with the School’s Legal Practice Program, clinics, scholarly journals, and competition teams to support a variety of research and writing projects and to create an environment where our students are engaged in learning to find and use the right resources for each particular task.