E-Research (Public Access Terminals)

People at library terminals In addition to an array of print materials with an emphasis upon New York State law, access to online legal databases are available in court law libraries using designated public access computer terminals.  Our public access terminals allow users to search  Various State & Federal Case law, statutory, regulatory databases,  Mathew Bender, Mealey's treatises, Legal encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, law reviews, legal directories, Shepard Citations, and more using lexis.com and loislaw.

Two people at terminalAdditionally, each Judicial District Librarian may access the services of Hein.online in order to provide users with an array of law journal articles which may otherwise be unavailable in facilities using print resources.*


*The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governed the making of photocopies or other reproduction 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 provided 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 or reproduction for purposes 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 a violation of copyright law.