Access Services
Fee-Based Research and Copying Services

Fee-Based Research and Copying Services
Our professional librarians give personalized reference service to users in person, over the phone and via e-mail. Please email all research request to if you have additional information, please call 212-267-6646 Ext. 204 or 205

Interlibrary Loan Lending 
The Library accepts lending and photocopy requests from other libraries. Certain lending and copying restrictions apply.  The Library provides copy and retrieval services for items held in the Law Library's collection.  Upon request, the Library's Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) will handle borrowing and copying requests for items held at other libraries for our members.  Please contact us at 212-267-6646, Ext. 204 for information on our ILL policies, rates and how to send ILL requests.

Records & Briefs
The reference staff will locate, pull and copy any Record and Brief in the Library's extensive collection. To order the briefs or the record on appeal, contact us at 212-267-6646 Ext 204 or 205, or email. Through its Research Services, the Library staff will also research the briefs for any particular testimony and will retrieve any briefs not available in its collection.

Legislative and Bill Jacket Retrieval Service
The Library's collection includes a large number of New York State Bill Jackets in both microfiche and hard copy.  Orders may be placed for bill jackets and legislation not included in the Library's collection. NYCLA's trained reference staff will compile New York legislative histories upon request. Orders can be placed in person or by phone 212-267-6646 Ext 204 or Ext 205, fax 212-791-6437 or email.

Copyright Restrictions  
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for or later uses a photocopy in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.