As a unit of the Syracuse University College of Law, the Law Library primarily serves the research needs of College of Law students, faculty and staff. In addition, the Law Library welcomes visitors on limited days & hours. Visitors include College of Law alumni, Syracuse University (non-Law) students and faculty, and members of the general public.
Please note: The Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 with no visitor hours.
Visitor Access to the Law Library
- Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
- Friday: 9am - 5pm
Reference Librarians are available to help researchers locate legal and/or government information. Library staff, however, do not provide legal advice or interpretation of the law. Visitors are encouraged to contact the Reference Desk (phone: 315.443.9572, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance, to determine, if and how, the Law Library may help them.
Collections & Services Available to Visitors
Visitors are welcome to use the Law Library's print and microform collections. Many databases are also available. Whole some online legal services are not available to visitors, subscriptions to Nexis Uni and Westlaw Campus are available for legal research purposes.
Library materials do not circulate to the general public. Syracuse University College of Law alumni and local Bar Association members are invited to apply for a Courtesy Card for borrowing privileges.
A limited number of public access computers are available for visitors. Computer use is limited to those conducting legal research or needing government information. During periods of high demand, visitor use of public access computers may be subject to time limits. The Law Library does not provide computing access for recreational or leisure use.
Printing & self-service photocopying are available for a nominal fee.
Our Visitor Guidelines in a printable format (PDF) is available here.