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Law Library 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

  • Course Reserve
  • Federal and New York Core Collections
  • NY Alcove
  • Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Collection
  • Reference
  • Reserve
  • Special Collections (selected)
  • Success Collection

3rd Floor MAP

4th Floor MAP

  • Floor closed for construction (as of June 2017)

5th Floor MAP

  • Koren AV Center: Audiovisual and Microform Collections
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directories
  • United Nations Alcove

6th Floor MAP

  • General Collection (Library of Congress KF7682-KF9999, KFA-KFZ, KG-KZ, L-Z)
  • Special Collections (selected)
  • Superseded Collections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
  • Leisure DVD Collection
  • Library of Congress K1-K30 (Law reviews)
  • Study Aids

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