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Lending Library

Books Available for Loan

Most books except rare books, current New York material, reference material and microforms circulate.

Who May Borrow

Firms and members with a Library Deposit Account may borrow books.

How To Open A Library Deposit Account

Deposit Accounts may be established by contacting Library Administration at 212.382.6739. Firms with less than 100 attorneys must maintain a $250 balance with the Library. Firms with more than 100 attorneys must maintain a $500 balance. Borrowing costs are deducted as they accrue.

Monthly Statements

Monthly statements will be mailed to participating firms detailing all Copy Service and Inter-Library Loan transactions if there is activity on the account.

Due Dates

Materials requested before noon on Monday – Thursday are due by 5 pm of the next day. Example: Requested Tuesday at 11 am due Wednesday at 5 pm.

Materials requested after noon on Monday – Thursday are due by 1 pm of the second day. Example: Requested Tuesday at 4 pm due Thursday at 1 pm.

Materials requested on Friday are due back by 5 pm on the following Monday.

Failure to return books when due will result in the assessment of late charges.

The New York City Bar reserves the right to request the immediate return of books after 48 hours.

Charges

The loan fee for each individual volume, when returned by the due date, is $5.00

The loan fee for each individual volume, when returned after the due date, is $10.00 per calendar day for each day the book is overdue. This is in addition to the initial $5.00 charge.

New York State sales tax will be added to all charges.

No charges will accrue on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays when the Association is closed.