Resources and Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.