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Law libraries offer free public access to Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline and LoisLaw. Our print and online collections include federal and New York state statutes, court rules, case reporters, legal encyclopedias such as New York Jurisprudence 2d or Carmody Wait, legal form books, and practice treatises with legal analysis including New York Practice Series.
For a selected list of public access online materials available please click here. Microfiche holdings include New York Law Journal 1981-2011, New York Appellate Court 1st & 2nd Department Records & Briefs 1984-current, some regional reporters and other materials.
To search for a specific library holding, please use our online catalog.
Database access is available only within the law libraries. We suggest bringing a flash drive to save your online research (not all databases are capable of e-mailing results).
All library materials are non-circulating materials.
We offer free access to Internet for legal research on public computers. Free public Wi-Fi is also available. An E-File terminal with scanning capabilities and Civil City Court Records Search terminal are located in the Westchester County Law Library. Microfiche readers are available at Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester law libraries.
Copying cost is $.25/page; printing by permission only (please check with a librarian) and is limited to 20 pages per day at no cost. We suggest bringing a flash drive to save your online research (not all databases are capable of e-mailing results).
Document delivery is free. The materials are delivered via e-mail or you could schedule a pick-up at your local law library. Request Library Materials
Court Record Search
Please contact your County Clerk for questions about Court Records including copies of divorce decrees, judgments, liens and other public records.
- Dutchess County Clerk
- Orange County Clerk
- Putnam County Clerk
Phone: 845-808-1142 x 49306
- Rockland County Clerk
- Westchester County Clerk
Court Appearance / Case Lookup
For information on active and disposed cases or to find future court appearance dates for certain cases types
Criminal History Search
Free / Low Cost Legal Services
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - legal assistance in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess and Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan counties go to www.lshv.org or call 1-877-574-8529M
Westchester County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service 914-761-5151
NY State Bar Association’s, Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-342-3551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LawHelp.org Legal referral information across the state of New York and legal aid resources in languages other than English
El Centro Hispanic Phone: 914-289-0500, White Plains, NY
Westchester Hispanic Coalition - immigration legal services; offices in White Plains, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, Mount Vernon.
Safe Homes of Orange County - domestic violence victim assistance