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The Library of the New York City Bar Association is a nationally recognized research facility and is among the largest member-supported law libraries in the United States. 



New York City Bar Library
Monday-Thursday 9 am - 9 pm 
Friday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday Closed



2015 Holiday Schedule (the House and Library will be closed)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 19

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 16

Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Friday, July 3
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Columbus Day Monday, October 12
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26

Day After Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25


New Years Day (2015)

Friday, January 1, 2016


The New York City Bar Library has an extensive collection of current and early edition treatises, current and superseded statutes for Federal and all state jurisdictions, case reporters, and law reviews.  The library also contains a comprehensive collection of U. S. and New York State appellate court briefs and records on appeal.

The Library provides significant electronic research resources for members without charge. Both Lexis and Westlaw are available, with access to federal and all states statutes, cases, administrative decisions, and most New York treatise material. A broad range of forms and many law journals and reviews can also be retrieved. All of the library PC's also have links to HeinOnline, a massive, imaged database of law reviews and journals, to search, download, read and /or print. Several CCH reporters are also supported in electronic format. 

In addition, the Library supports limited remote access for small law firms and solo practitioners through the City Bar's homepage. Members can search and download a subset of Westlaw forms (including McKinney's Forms and New York Forms: Legal and Business), Casemaker, HeinOnline and LLMC Digital, a database of historic federal, state, legal and foreign material. 

Our knowledgeable reference librarians assist more than 2,000 visitors to the library every month.The professional staff is thoroughly familiar with the Library's collection and is prepared to direct you to appropriate sources - print or electronic - and assist in formulating research strategies. To reach the reference desk call 212.382.6666.



The New York City Bar gratefully acknowledges the support of LexisNexis in providing online research services to the staff of the Association.