Resources and Services

Find Mendik Library’s hours and learn how our dedicated professional librarians are available to assist members of the NYLS community.

Resources and Services

Library Hours

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.

Contact the Library

Reference
T 212.431.2332
E reference@nyls.edu
Chat With the Reference Desk
Log in to Microsoft Teams with your NYLS network ID, and use Microsoft Web App to connect.

Circulation
T 212.431.2333
E circulation@nyls.edu

Interlibrary Loan
E interlibraryloan@nyls.edu

Effective legal research requires understanding and using a complex mix of print and electronic resources. New York Law School’s Mendik Library is a dynamic information and research center, offering research materials in a wide range of formats. Our librarians work hard to create an environment in which researchers can engage with us to find the right resources for their projects. Our reference librarians can answer your questions about accessing these resources

Electronic Resources

The Mendik Library subscribes to over 140 electronic databases used by legal researchers. With the exception of Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, NYLS community members will be asked to sign in using their network credentials. 

Research Tools

The Mendik Library offers a selection of research tools designed to help users efficiently conduct their legal research. Tools include access to subject matter research guides, an alphabetical list of treatises by topic with links to database coverage, and a customizable form that helps users develop a research strategy.

For Students

The Mendik Library offers tools and services specially tailored to meet students’ research needs. These include research classes, sample and practice exams, and specialized research guides.

For Faculty

The Mendik Library supports NYLS faculty in their teaching, research, and scholarship. Services include a faculty liaison program and stewarding faculty scholarship on Digital Commons. 

For Alumni

When NYLS returns to regular business hours and campus access, alumni will be welcome to return to the Mendik Library and access its resources during regular business hours.

The Mendik Library •  212.431.2332  •  E reference@nyls.edu

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