Services and Information
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.
New York Law School’s Mendik Library provides comfortable research and study facilities. Library staff members are available seven days a week to assist members of the NYLS community with research problems and to direct them to the most current materials in their particular areas of study. Our reference librarians are fully trained in all computer-based research systems and offer Library users both personal assistance and training.
Library Services for Students
The Library houses more than 500,000 volumes of books, microforms, and audio/visual materials, including a range of sophisticated computer-research services and other technological enhancements to augment the collection. The physical facilities include study carrels and tables, lounge seating, and meeting rooms for study groups, as well as several computer labs and training rooms.
Library Services for Alumni
NYLS alumni are welcome to access the Mendik Library and enjoy many of its research resources during regular business hours. To expedite access, bring your Alumni Association ID card to show at 185 West Broadway reception.
Library Services for Faculty
The Mendik Library supports NYLS faculty members in their teaching, research, and scholarship efforts.