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Library / Free Research Resources
Our Library, the largest private law library in the United States, is free to members, has computers available with word processing, spreadsheet capabilities, and Internet, and has wireless internet. Don't forget to visit our library lounge, only for members. The Library’s Copy Services Department can copy and then fax, email, or prepare for pick-up anything you request. Members can use this service at a special, low member price. Just call (212)382-6666.
The Library provides significant electronic research resources for members without charge. Both Lexis and Westlaw Next are available, with access to federal and all states statutes, cases, administrative decisions, and most New York print treatise material. A broad range of forms and many law journals/reviews can also be retrieved. All of the Library PCs also have links to HeinOnline, a massive, imaged database of law reviews and journals, all states session laws, attorneys general opinions, and much more, allowing members to search, read, download, and/or print. Several CCH reporters (e.g. Federal Securities Law Reporter) are also supported in electronic format.
In addition, the Library supports limited remote access for small law firms and solos through the NYCBAR homepage. After logging in, members can search a subset of Westlaw forms (including McKinney’s Forms and New York Forms: Legal and Business), HeinOnline, and LLMC, an esoteric database of historic federal, legal, and foreign material.