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Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Core Collections

The Charles B. Sears Law Library contains 300,000 bound volumes and over 221,000 volumes in microform covering a wide variety of materials on law and law-related subjects. Included in the Federal and New York Core Collections are basic legal research tools: court reporters and digests, session laws and codes, rules and regulations, attorney general reports, jurisdictional encyclopedias and citators.

The collection can be visualized by floors:


2nd Floor MAP

  • Federal and New York Core Collections
  • NY Alcove
  • Reference
  • Reserve
  • Special Collections
  • United Nations Alcove

3rd Floor MAP


4th Floor MAP

  • General Collection (Library of Congress KE, KF200-KF9999, KG-KJ)

5th Floor MAP

  • Koren AV Center: Audiovisual and Microform Collections

6th Floor MAP

  • General Collection (Library of Congress A-J, K31 to KE, KK-KZ, L-Z)
  • Superseded Collections

7th Floor MAP

The 7th floor is a designated quiet study area. Access is limited to the law school community (students/faculty/staff) by swipe card only. If you are not affiliated with the law school and require access to materials on the 7th floor, please see a reference librarian or circulation staff member on the 2nd floor for assistance.

  • Oversize
  • Library of Congress K1-K30

See Also: The Charles B. Sears Law Library's Special Collections